For Immediate Release

July 5, 2020

Vehicle Crash with Life-Threatening Injuries


Date:  07/05/2020                 

Time:  3:41 AM

Location:  South Clinton Street and East Creighton Avenue

Victim:  Juvenile Female – Life Threatening Injuries


On Sunday, 07/05/2020, at approximately 3:41 AM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of South Clinton Street and East Creighton Avenue reference a vehicle crash with injuries. Officers arrived on scene and determined the crash involved a Cadillac Escalade and a Nissan Rogue. The three occupants inside the Nissan were all transported to a local hospital. A physician determined a juvenile female seated in the backseat of the Nissan was suffering life-threatening injuries. The two adults in the front seat of the Nissan suffered non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Escalade was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A front seat passenger in the Escalade refused medical treatment at the scene.    

Preliminary information indicates the Nissan was traveling westbound on Creighton Avenue attempting to turn left onto southbound Clinton Street. Witnesses reported the Nissan had the green traffic signal and entered the intersection. The Escalade was traveling southbound on Clinton Street and failed to stop for the red traffic signal at Creighton Street. The Escalade entered the intersection and struck the Nissan.  Investigators reported alcohol and speed appear to be contributing factors in the crash on behalf of the driver of the Escalade.  The driver of the Escalade is in police custody pending numerous criminal charges.   

This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The intersection of Clinton Street and Creighton Avenue will remain closed to all traffic while investigators process the scene. 

Officer Jason Anthony
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department