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Single-Vehicle Fatal Accident Investigation / Progress Rd. & Profit Dr.

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For Immediate Release:May 11, 2012

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

Contact: Officer Scott Tegtmeyer, Office of Public Information, (260) 427-1343



Single-Vehicle Fatal Accident

Date/Time of Incident: 05/11/2012 03:49 AM

Location of Incident:    Progress Road at Profit Drive

Victim:    Adult Male, Deceased

At 03:49 a.m. this morning officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department were dispatched to Progress Road and Profit Drive to investigate a single car accident. Upon the officers' arrival they located a maroon-colored Lincoln upside down in the ditch. The driver of the Lincoln was unresponsive and had been partially ejected. Medics arrived on the scene and declared the driver deceased.

The F.A.C.T. (Fatal Alcohol Crash Team) was called to the scene and assumed the investigation. The initial investigation has revealed that the Lincoln was traveling east bound on Progress Road at a high rate of speed. About 1000 feet prior to reaching Profit Drive the Lincoln dropped its passenger side wheels off the roadway's hard surface and onto the gravel shoulder to the south. The Lincoln then over corrected and completely left the roadway on the north side of the road. As the Lincoln entered the ditch it rolled onto its roof and came to rest on top of a cement drainage tile.

At this time it is believed that alcohol and speed were both a factor in this single car fatal crash. The driver was not wearing a seat belt. The driver was the only occupant of the Lincoln.

Scott Tegtmeyer

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department

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