FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A small child died following a crash in a driveway west of downtown Fort Wayne Tuesday night, according to the Allen County Sheriff’s Department (ACSD).
At approximately 8:26 p.m., the ACSD responded to reports of a crash in the 4500 block of Bass Road near the intersection of Bass and Thomas roads.
A preliminary investigation showed an adult in an SUV was backing out of a driveway and struck a small child.
Authorities transported the child to a hospital in critical condition, but the child was later pronounced dead, according to the ACSD.
The Allen County Coroner’s Office will release the name of the child, as well as the cause and manner of death, at a later date.
The crash is still under investigation by the ACSD.