Fort Wayne Police Department news release:
Fatal Vehicle Crash
Date: January 2, 2021
Location: Clinton and Grove Streets, Fort Wayne Indiana
Time: 8:11 am
Details: The Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a crash at Clinton and Grove around 8:11 am. At this time, the preliminary information that we have is that a Fort Wayne Fire Department fire truck was responding to a call for service and traveling north on Clinton. The driver of the fire truck saw a car coming south on Clinton and believed the vehicle to be going too fast for the weather. The car that was traveling too fast then hit the curb at Grove Ave and lost control. The vehicle spun and then struck the fire truck.
The passenger of the car was pronounced deceased on the scene, and the driver was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. All occupants of the fire truck were not injured. The driver of the fire truck was given the routine protocol for drivers involved in a fatal crash.
The roadway at Clinton and Grove is closed for the duration of the investigation, approximately 3 hours. The Fort Wayne Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team was called to the scene for the investigation. The Allen County Coroner’s office will handle the identification of the deceased after notification of next of kin.