Fatal Pedestrian Accident

For Immediate Release
June 8, 2016
Fatal Pedestrian Accident


Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Time: 3:50 p.m.
Location: 340 W. Darrow Avenue
Victim: 1-Year Old Female



Fort Wayne police responded to the report of a child being struck in the 300 block of Darrow Avenue at approximately 3:50 p.m. this afternoon. Once on scene along with fire and medic personnel the victim was quickly determined to be in critical condition and was rushed to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased a short time later.

Preliminary information has determined that the family passenger car was parked nose first in the driveway. The father of the child had been working on the vehicle prior to the accident. He entered the car and backed out of the driveway not seeing his daughter who was positioned directly behind the vehicle striking her.

This accident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroner’s office and the Allen County Prosecutor’s office.

Michael Joyner
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department