For Immediate Release

October 12, 2021

Vehicle vs Parked Trailer - Critical Crash

Date:             10/12/2021, 7:21 AM

Location:       2200 Fillmore St.

Victims:          Adult Male (critical) and Juvenile Male


On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at approximately 7:21 AM, Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were dispatched to the 2200 block of Fillmore St. in reference to a vehicle crash with injuries.  Initial reports indicated that a vehicle had struck a parked trailer.

Upon arrival, Officers found a male/adult driver and a male/juvenile trapped in the vehicle. Another uninjured male/juvenile was in the vehicle at the time of the crash but was out before the police arrived.  The Fort Wayne Fire Department worked to free the two remaining occupants.  Paramedics then transported the trapped occupants to a local hospital where the driver was found to have life threatening injuries.

Preliminary information indicates the vehicle was traveling northbound on Filmore and struck a parked trailer on the west side (opposite) of the street.  Investigators reported speed may have been a contributing factor in the crash. 

Fillmore St. remains closed while investigators process the scene. This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Sergeant Benjamin Messick
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department