For Immediate Release


Date: 06/28/2021

Location: Coldwater Road near Cook Road

Time: 4:58 pm


On 6/28/2021 at approximately 4:58 pm officers responded to the area of Coldwater and Cook Roads for the report of a traffic accident with injuries.  Officers arrived and located an adult male victim that had been operating a moped down on Coldwater Road in the southbound passing lane.  The victim had substantial injuries as he was not wearing a helmet.  Paramedics arrived on scene and transported the victim to a local hospital.  Once at the hospital he was determined to have life threatening injuries by medical staff.   

Reports from witnesses were that the victim was traveling southbound on Coldwater Road, which is down to one lane for construction.  Further reports were that the operator of the moped was driving recklessly weaving in and out of the barricade barrels when he lost control after hitting a barrel and struck the ground.  

The Fort Wayne Police Department’s Fatal Accident Team will be in the area investigating the crash for the next few hours and southbound Coldwater Road at Riley Drive will be closed. 

Officer Lisa Woods 1721F
Fort Wayne Police Department
Public Information Officer