Fatal Pedestrian Accident April 1, 2017

Fatal Vehicle Crash

April 1, 2017

For Immediate Release



Date: April 1, 2017

Time: 11:34 PM

Location: N. Coliseum Blvd and Columbia Ave

Victim:     Adult Male/Deceased



On April 1, 2017, at 11:34PM, the Fort Wayne Police Department received a report of an injury accident involving a pedestrian at the intersection of N. Coliseum Blvd and Columbia Ave. Officers arrived and found an adult male lying in the northbound lanes of N. Coliseum Blvd., who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle. The male was initially determined to be in critical condition, but was later pronounced deceased by paramedics.


Initial information indicates an adult male was eastbound on foot, attempting to cross N. Coliseum Blvd at Columbia Ave. As the male was crossing, he was struck by a vehicle that was northbound on N. Coliseum Blvd, which sent the male into the air and into the pathway of another vehicle that was also northbound on N. Coliseum Blvd, causing this second vehicle to also strike the male. The first vehicle fled the scene, and the second vehicle remained to speak with investigators.


At this time, investigators are processing the scene for evidence. Numerous businesses line this portion of N. Coliseum Blvd, so investigators are hoping that surveillance footage exists that captured the incident, including the vehicle that fled. Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.

N. Coliseum Blvd remains closed for investigation. There is no information or description on the vehicle that fled.


This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.


Chris Felton

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department