Fatal Vehicle Crash - Pedestrian Struck March 29, 2014
Incident Date: 03/29/2014
Lake Ave/Coliseum Blvd
Victim: Adult Male / Deceased
On Saturday, 03/29/2014, at approximately 10:48 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Lake Avenue and Coliseum Blvd. reference a critical injury crash involving a pedestrian. Officers arrived on scene and located the victim lying in the middle of the roadway. The victim was unconscious and unresponsive when officers located him. Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.
Initial reports indicate the victim was walking eastbound attempting to cross Coliseum Blvd. just south of Lake Avenue. The victim entered the roadway and walked into the path of a vehicle traveling southbound Coliseum Blvd. Witnesses reported the victim attempted to stand up after being struck by the first vehicle. While trying to stand up, the victim was struck by a second vehicle traveling southbound
The drivers of both vehicles were on scene when officers arrived. Investigators are currently interviewing both drivers and additional witnesses. It has not been determined if alcohol/drug consumption on part of the victim or either driver was a contributing factor in the crash. Per protocol, both drivers were transported from the scene for standard alcohol/drug screenings.
Southbound Coliseum Blvd. from Lake Avenue remained closed to all traffic while investigators processed the scene. The roadway was reopened to all traffic at 1:53 AM.
This 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. The Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s identity.
Assisting Agencies: City of Fort Wayne Fire Department, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority
Officer Jason Anthony
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department