CRIME & SAFETY
Courtesy of Raquel Foster, Public Information Officer, City of Fort Wayne Police Department
Preliminary reports indicate three of the vehicles were traveling eastbound on Illinois Road and were stopped for the traffic light at Magnavox Way. The fourth vehicle involved was traveling eastbound on Illinois Road, failed to stop for the traffic light, and rear ended the other three vehicles that were stopped for the traffic light.
Occupants in two of the vehicles involved did not receive any injuries as a result of the crash. Two occupants in one of the vehicles involved were transported to a local hospital by paramedics. The female adult victim was transported by paramedics in stable condition and the 10-year-old female juvenile victim was transported by paramedics in serious condition. The juvenile’s condition was later downgraded to critical condition by a physician at the hospital.
The male adult driver who rear ended the vehicles had a complaint of pain and was transported by family members to a local hospital. It has not been determined if any of the victims were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. At this time, it does not appear alcohol was a contributing factor in the crash.
A portion of the eastbound lanes on Illinois Road was closed while the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (F.A.C.T) investigated the crash and processed the scene. The lanes were reopened at approximately 6:48 p.m. This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Assisting agencies included the City of Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority.
This article originally appeared in the July 10 print edition.
Category: Crime & Safety