For Immediate Release

Life Threatening Crash

Date: 1/23/2021

Location: Lima Rd and Washington Center Rd

Time: 11:35PM

Arrested: Alexander Delany Male 02-13-1994 Out of Utica NY

Preliminary Charges: Resisting LE in a Vehicle, OWI Causing Catastrophic Injury, Criminal Recklessness (additional charges may be added).


While engaged in OWI patrol an officer running radar observed a vehicle going at an excessive rate of speed. He attempted to stop the vehicle but the vehicle failed to stop. He lost sight of the vehicle quickly and began termination of the pursuit around Progress Rd due to the excessive speed. The pursuit was less than 30 seconds. Calls began coming in about the accident less than one minute later of the pursuit termination.

Officers came up onto Washington Center Road as the calls were coming in. They advised the vehicle the officer had been chasing had crashed into another vehicle. A female was found pinned inside a vehicle on Washington Center and the male driver of the pursuit vehicle was taken into custody. That victim was taken from the scene to a local hospital. The doctor there said she had life threatening injuries.

The FACT Team was paged out due to the severity of the  injury and they will begin the process of gathering measurements and evidence to determine the cause of the crash. At this time Lima Rd and Washington Center is restricted and Washington Center westbound is closed at Lima.  It will remain so until the duration of the investigation, about two hours. Police do believe alcohol and excessive speed to be a factor in this incident.

Sofia Rosales-Scatena
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department