For Immediate Release

January 1st 2023

Fatal Vehicle Accident

Date:  01/01/2023                 

Time:  03:00 hours

Location:  2500 block of Westbrook Drive


On Sunday, 01/01/2023, at approximately 03:00 AM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of 2500 Westbrook Drive regarding a vehicle accident with a single passenger car on fire.  The preliminary investigation indicates that a passenger car was headed north in the 2500 block of Westbrook Drive when it hit an unoccupied parked vehicle and then caught fire.

Officers, as well as the Fort Wayne Fire Department arrived on scene to find the passenger car engulfed in flames.  Once the fire was extinguished, an unidentified male was found in the driver seat and was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The Fatal Accident Crash Team was requested to investigate the crash. The 2500 block of Westbrook Drive is currently closed while crash investigators document the scene. The coroner’s office will release the name of the deceased once notification has been made to the next of kin. This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department FACT, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Coroner’s Office.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call crime stoppers at 436-7867 or use the free “P3 Tips” app.    

Officer Allissa Barnhorst
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department