Three people, including a Fort Wayne police officer, are recovering after a Monday night crash that happened while officers were investigating a fatal collision on Lima Road.
Police said the male officer was sitting in his squad car on Lima at the overpass above Interstate 69 at 11 p.m. when he was rear-ended by a speeding, northbound SUV.
The collision pushed the officer's vehicle into the path of a passing vehicle and resulted in the SUV skidding into a grassy area by the off-ramp along northbound I-69, officers said.
The officer, a man driving the SUV and a woman driving the passing vehicle were hurt but did not suffer life-threatening injuries, officers said. The officer and the SUV driver, however, were taken to hospitals.
As for the earlier fatal auto crash, police said speed and alcohol were factors but provided no further information.