Jun 29 2023
On June 28, 2023, at approximately 4:54 A.M., officers with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department responded to the intersection of U.S. 33 at W. Cook Road, after 911 callers reported a personal injury crash.
Upon arrival, officers located three vehicles in the intersection. A preliminary investigation indicated that an SUV, which was westbound on W. Cook Road, entered the intersection at U.S. 33 and was struck by a passenger car, which was northbound on U.S. 33. The driver of the SUV checked on the other driver, then went back to the SUV.
A straight-truck tanker vehicle was northbound on U.S. 33 at W. Cook Road and struck the SUV, which was disabled in the middle of the northbound lanes from the first crash. The adult male driver of the SUV was pronounced deceased at the scene. At the time of this press release, it is unclear whether the driver of the SUV was inside of the vehicle or outside of the vehicle when it was struck by the tanker.
The adult male driver of the tanker truck was not injured. The adult male driver of the passenger car was in fair condition.
Northbound and southbound lanes of U.S. 33 were closed for at least four hours.
This is an active and ongoing investigation.
The Fort Wayne Police Department assisted with the initial scene.
The Indiana State Police assisted with the investigation.
Sergeant Adam Griffith
Public Information Officer
Allen County Sheriff’s Department