FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne Police are investigating a crash on northbound I-69 that was immediately followed by a second crash — which included the driver from the first crash.
Just after 3:00 a.m. Sunday, police were called out to I-69 at Coldwater Road.
Police say a single vehicle was traveling north, exiting at the 312 B exit to northbound Coldwater Rd.
The car left the exit ramp, crossing all northbound lanes of Coldwater Rd. and went over the west guardrail and down the embankment. The driver was ejected from the vehicle onto the northbound lanes of I-69.
The second crash occurred when the ejected driver was hit by another car traveling north on I-69. The ejected driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said speed is believed to be a factor in the initial crash. It is unknown if alcohol or other intoxicants were also a factor. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the second crash.
This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department’s Fatal Crash Team and Allen County Coroner’s Office.