For Immediate Release

February 19, 2023

Fatal Hit-Skip Crash Involving Pedestrian


Date:  02/19/2023                 

Time:  3:08 AM

Location:  Trier Road and Wyandotte Drive

Victim:  Adult / Male


On Sunday, 02/19/2023, at approximately 3:08 AM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Trier Road and Wyandotte Drive reference a man down. A witness reported a subject was lying in the middle of the roadway. The victim was unconscious and unresponsive when officers arrived. Paramedics pronounced the adult/male victim deceased at the scene.   

Preliminary information indicates the pedestrian victim was struck by a vehicle. The suspect vehicle fled the scene of the fatal crash.  Evidence suggests the suspect vehicle is possibly a Ford SUV with damage to the driver’s side headlight area. Officers are canvassing the area in an effort to locate residences that have video surveillance. Investigators are asking anyone that witnessed this crash or has additional information to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department or use the free “P3 Tips” app.   

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 cause of death and the victim’s identity. 

Officer Jason Anthony
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department