For Immediate Release

September 8, 2021

Single Vehicle Fatal Crash

Date:  09/07/2021                 

Time:  11:37 PM

Location:  S. Anthony Blvd. and Lafayette Blvd.

Victims:  Adult Male (deceased)


On Tuesday, 09/07/2021, at approximately 11:37 PM, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were dispatched to the area of Anthony and Lafayette in reference a vehicle crash with injuries. Officers arrived and located the male/adult victim lying in the middle of Lafayette Blvd. Officers determined the crash involved a pick-up truck and a pedestrian. Paramedics determined the victim to be deceased at the scene. 

Preliminary information indicates the vehicle was traveling northbound on Lafayette and struck the pedestrian near Anthony Blvd.  The driver of the vehicle was not injured in the crash.  He remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators.

Lafayette Blvd. remains closed between Anthony and Tillman northbound while investigators process the scene.

This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroner’s Office, and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the victim.

Sergeant Ben Messick
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department