The Journal Gazette
Sunday, January 17, 2021 7:40 pm

1 dead, 1 hurt in crash near downtown library

ASHLEY SLOBODA | The Journal Gazette

A man is dead after a small SUV hit a tree near the Allen County Public Library in downtown Fort Wayne late Sunday afternoon, Fort Wayne police said.

The 4 p.m. collision on Washington Boulevard also hurt another man, but his injuries were not life-threatening, police said. Medics took him to a hospital.

The two men were pinned inside the vehicle, police said.

It was not immediately known what might have contributed to the crash, which happened between Webster and Ewing streets, police said.

Fatal accident investigators, crime scene technicians and air support units were called to the scene to investigate and determine the cause, police said.

Washington Boulevard between Webster and Ewing was closed to traffic during the investigation.

The deceased man's identity is expected to be released by the coroner, who has confirmed five traffic fatalities in Allen County this year.

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