For Immediate Release

Date: 3/31/2023

Hit & Run Life-Threatening Bicyclist vs. Vehicle Crash

Location: Coldwater Rd & Collins Rd

Time: 02:35 am


The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigation a hit & run life-threatening crash involving a bicyclist and a vehicle, that occurred on March 31st, 2023, at approximately 2:35 am at Coldwater Rd just south of Collins Rd. Preliminary investigation indicates that a White Ford Transit van was northbound on Coldwater Rd approaching Collins Rd. The White Ford then struck a bicyclist who was on the roadway. This White Ford then continued northbound on Coldwater Rd. A witness attempted to follow the vehicle but eventually lost sight. The bicyclist was transported to a local hospital and was later determined to be in a life-threatening condition.

The Fatal Accident Crash Team and the Air Support Unit were requested to investigate the crash. The north lanes of Coldwater Rd from Coliseum Blvd to Collins Rd are currently closed while crash investigator document the scene.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the hit & run crash to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department at 427-1201, Crime Stoppers at 436-7867, or use the free “P3 Tips” app.

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