News release from the Fort Wayne Police Department:
Critical Injury Motor Vehicle Accident
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: 2600 Block of Belle Vista Boulevard
Victim: Patrick Alan Payton III M/19 (Critical Condition) Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne Police responded to the report of a vehicle into a tree in the 2600 block of Belle Vista Boulevard at 11:30 a.m. this morning. Once on scene police, fire and medics found a single vehicle occupied by the driver, Patrick Alan Payton III, which had heavy driver side damage from impacting with a tree.
Medics transported Payton from the scene in serious condition but once at a local hospital he was downgraded to critical condition. A witness to the event indicated that Payton’s vehicle was traveling east on Belle Vista Boulevard at a high rate of speed when it appeared to lose control on the snow covered road, spun then left the right side of the roadway where it impacted with a tree just behind the driver’s side door.
This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police department’s crash investigation team.