For Immediate Release

Fatal Traffic Accident

Date: February 13, 2023

Location: 3426 Wells St.

Time: 11:38am


On February 13, 2023 at approximately 11:38 am Fort Wayne Police Officers responded to a fatal motor vehicle accident.  Upon arrival to the scene officers observed one deceased adult male who had been backed over by a construction vehicle driven by an adult male.  The Fatal Accident Crash Team was paged to take over the investigation.  Initial witness statements describe the victim on his phone, unaware of the backing construction vehicle that hit him.  The driver of the vehicle is cooperating with investigators.  The FWPD chaplain made the scene to assist with grieving co-workers.

The victim was a construction worker, working on site.  The Coroner’s office will release the deceased identity, along with the cause and manner of death pending next of kin notification. 

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

Detective Jean  Gigli
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police Department