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Fatal Automobile Accident Investigation, E. Coliseum Blvd. at Crescent Ave., Jan 17 2013

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For Immediate Release
Contact: 260 427-1343
Office Of Public Information
City of Fort Wayne Police Department
Fatal Automobile Accident
Date/Time of Incident: January 17, 2013 / 7:54 am
Location of Incident: E. Coliseum Blvd. at Crescent Ave.
Victim: Adult Male, Deceased
Fort Wayne, Ind - On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at approximately 7:54 am the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection at E. Coliseum Blvd. and Crescent Ave. in reference to a report of a personal injury accident.  One person, an adult male, was pronounced deceased at the scene; his identity to be confirmed and released by the Allen County Coroner.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a red-colored Chevy Impala was traveling eastbound on E. Coliseum Blvd. and reportedly appeared to be attempting to change lanes upon approaching the intersection at Crescent Ave.  Witnesses reported that the Impala clipped the sideview mirror of a second vehicle, a white-colored Pontiac, before rear-ending a semi-truck that was stopped in traffic at this intersection.  The force of the impact between the Impala and the semi-truck pushed the semi-truck approximately two feet forward.  The Impala bounced back and came to a final rest across two lanes on E. Coliseum Blvd.  The driver, and sole occupant, of the Impala was pronounced deceased at the scene.  There were no other injuries reported at the scene.
Eastbound traffic on E. Coliseum Blvd from N. Anthony Blvd. to Crescent Ave. remains closed at this time while the F.A.C.T. (Fatal Alcohol Crash Team) investigates.  The incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, and the Allen County Coroner's Office. 
Responding / Assisting Agencies: City of Fort Wayne Fire Department, Indiana-Purdue University Police, and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority.
Raquel Foster
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department

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