Pedestrian, 19, killed in crash at Lafayette & Anthony

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police are investigating a fatal crash at Lafayette Street and South Anthony Boulevard.

Officers responded shortly before 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday to find a man lying in the middle of Lafayette Street. Medics pronounced him deceased.

He was identified Wednesday as 19-year-old McKinzee Henry Hicks of Fort Wayne. He died of blunt force injuries and his death was ruled accidental by the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

According to the preliminary investigation, a pickup truck traveling north on Lafayette hit Hicks near Anthony. The driver of the truck was not hurt. He remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators.

Northbound lanes of Lafayette reopened after police closed the stretch between Anthony and Tillman for a short time to investigate the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroner’s Office, and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.

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