Crash Shuts Down Eastbound Lanes on West Jefferson Boulevard

By Krystal Shull

February 8, 2013 Updated Feb 8, 2013 at 8:52 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Fort Wayne police are investigating a vehicle crash on the city's southwest side.

The accident happened around 9:45 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of West Jefferson Boulevard and South Bend Drive.

Preliminary investigation indicates a young man driving a black Chevy Cavalier was traveling Eastbound on West Jefferson. The Cavalier attempted to pass another vehicle that was heading eastbound and lost control, fish tailing into a guard rail. The driver's side of the vehicle struck the guard rail pinning the driver inside. The Fort Wayne Fire Department extracted the driver.

Initial reports indicated it was a fatal crash but later it was reported the victim was taken to a local hospital in critical condition and upgraded to serious condition.

Eastbound lanes on West Jefferson are closed, coming from Coventry. Traffic is being redirected to South Bend Drive.

Authorities believe weather was a factor. The light rain, fog and mist contributed to the visibility along with slick roadway conditions.




What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "QUESTION OF THE DAY” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from 21Alive.com are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet



© Copyright 2014, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.