For Immediate Release

January 10, 2022

Fatal Vehicle Crash


Date:  01/10/2020

Time:  3:29 PM

Location:  Coldwater Rd. and E. Ludwig Rd.


On Monday, 01/10/2022, at approximately 3:29 PM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of East Ludwig Road and Coldwater Road in reference to a vehicle crash with injuries.  Initial reports indicated a crash between a Ford Focus and a Dodge Journey.

Officers arrived and determined there was one occupant in each vehicle.  The driver of the Dodge (female/adult) was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  The driver of the Ford (male/adult) was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. After his arrival at the hospital, he succumbed to his injuries and died.

Preliminary information indicates the Dodge Journey was southbound on Coldwater Rd. and the Ford Focus was eastbound on Ludwig Rd.  The Ford pulled out onto Coldwater Rd. and was struck by the Dodge.  Investigators advised that alcohol and speed do not appear to be contributing factors.

Coldwater Rd. is closed southbound between I-69 and Ludwig 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 Benjamin Messick
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department