Six people hurt in W. Jefferson crash

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police suspect speed and alcohol were factors in a crash that resulted in life-threatening injuries early Sunday morning.
FWPD officials say that at approximately 1:11 a.m., the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of West Jefferson Blvd. and Catalpa Street reference a vehicle crash with injuries. Dispatch received several calls indicating the crash involved a Dodge Charger and Chevy Equinox. Officers arrived on the scene and determined there were three occupants in each vehicle. All six occupants had varying degrees of injuries and were transported to local hospitals for medical treatment. Physicians advised one occupant in the Charger and two occupants in the Equinox were suffering life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary information indicates the Dodge Charger was traveling eastbound on Jefferson Blvd. and the Chevy Equinox was traveling westbound on Jefferson Blvd. The Charger crossed the centerline and struck the Equinox.

Investigators confirmed alcohol and speed were contributing factors in the crash on behalf of the driver of the Dodge Charger. This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Jefferson Blvd. was closed to all traffic between Lindenwood Avenue and Main Street while investigators processed the scene but has since reopened.