Fatal Vehicle Accident

Date: 10/24/2022

Location: Paulding Rd & Decatur Rd

Time: 11:43 am


The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigation a fatal vehicle accident that occurred on October 24th, 2022 at approximately 11:43 am at Paulding Rd & Decatur Rd. Preliminary investigation indicates that a Hyundai was traveling West on Paulding Rd at a high rate of speed. A southbound GMC truck on Decatur Rd entered the intersection with a green light. The Hyundai then struck the GMC, causing those vehicles to strike a third eastbound Ford vehicle.

Two of the drivers and one occupant in the Hyundai, all adults, were transported to a local hospital. Once at the hospital one of the victims was pronounced deceased. The Ford driver was evaluated by medics and released at the scene.

The Fatal Accident Crash Team and the Air Support Unit were requested to investigate the crash. Paulding Road was closed while crash investigator documented the scene. The roadway is now open. The Coroner’s office will release the name of the deceased once notification has been made to the family. Speed and alcohol are determined to be a factor in this crash.

This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department FACT, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Coroner’s Office.