For Immediate Release

January 17, 2021

Fatal Accident Investigation


Date:    January 17, 2021        

Time:   4:06 pm                          

Location: Washington Blvd Between Webster and Ewing                                                                     

Victim(s):  Adult Male (Non-Life Threatening Injuries) Adult Male (Deceased)


On Sunday January 17, 2021 shortly after 4:00 pm the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a reported motor vehicle accident on Washington Blvd Between Webster and Ewing.

Officers were being advised that multiple calls were being received stating that there was a small SUV that had struck a tree across from the Library. Upon Officers arrival along with Fort Wayne Fire Department they located 2 victims pinned inside the vehicle. One victim was pronounced deceased on scene and the other victim was extricated from the vehicle and transported by medics to a local hospital with Non-Life Threatening Injuries.

The Fort Wayne Police Department Fatal Accident Investigators along with Crime Scene Technicians and Air Support Units were called to the scene to investigate this accident and determine the cause of the accident. As a result of this accident and subsequent investigation Washington Blvd between Webster and Ewing will be closed to all traffic until the investigation is complete.

At this point in the investigation it is too early to identify any contributing factors to this accident. The Identities of the victim will be released at a later time by the Allen County Coroner's Office.

This incident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Coroner's Office, and the Allen County Prosecutor's Office.

Officer Mark A. Bieker
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department