Fatal Vehicle Accident

Date: May 4th, 2024

Location: 8100 Rothman Rd.

Time: 2:38 a.m.


The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigating a fatal vehicle accident that occurred on May 4th, 2024, at approximately 2:38 am on the 8100 block of Rothman Rd. Preliminary investigation indicates that a sedan was heading eastbound when it struck a parked AEP work vehicle, also facing eastbound, with its flashers and lights activated. There were three occupants in the sedan, one confirmed to be deceased at the scene and two were taken to a local hospital. Currently, one of the three occupant’s condition is “life-threatening.” The AEP worker was not injured. The Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) and the Air Support Unit were paged to investigate the crash. It is believed, at this time, that alcohol was a contributing factor.

The Coroner’s office will release the name of the deceased once notification has been made to the family. This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, FACT, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Coroner’s Office.

Sergeant J.C. Gutierrez, Public Information Officer