For Immediate Release

March 19, 2021

Single Vehicle Crash Involving Police Pursuit


Date:  03/19/2021                 

Time:  1:45 AM

Location:  Calhoun Street and Brackenridge Street


On Friday, 03/19/2021, at approximately 1:45 AM, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were on routine patrol and observed an Audi passenger car driving recklessly in the area of Kinnaird Avenue and Indiana Avenue. As officers began to follow the Audi they witnessed the driver disregard a stop sign and drive at a high rate of speed. Officers attempted to conduct traffic stop at the intersection of Broadway and Home Avenue. The driver of the Audi failed to pull over and fled northbound on Broadway. 

Officers pursued the Audi for less than two minutes. At approximately 1:47 AM, the driver of the Audi lost control and left the roadway at the intersection of Calhoun Street and Brackenridge Street. The vehicle struck several small trees and a retaining wall on the Lincoln Financial Group campus.

The male/adult driver and male/adult front seat passenger were both trapped inside the vehicle. The Fort Wayne Fire Department extricated both subjects and they were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. Since the crash involved a police pursuit with serious injuries, Crash Investigators responded to process the scene.   

This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

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