Indiana State Police Investigate early morning crash on Coliseum Boulevard in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE-  The Indiana State Police is currently investigating a personal injury vehicle crash that occurred at approximately 12:40am this morning on East Coliseum Boulevard at the bridge over the St. Joe River, just west of North Anthony Blvd.  

The crash involved a 1999 Suzuki Grand Vitara passenger vehicle that allegedly fled from an Indiana State Trooper after that trooper attempted a traffic stop for suspected impaired driving behavior near the intersection of Coliseum Blvd and Goshen Road.  While fleeing at a reported high rate of speed eastbound on Coliseum Blvd, the Suzuki lost control and crashed into the rear of a 2025 Chevrolet pickup truck on the St. Joe River bridge.   

The driver (sole occupant) of the Suzuki Grand Vitara, an unlicensed 15yr old juvenile male from Fort Wayne, was critically injured in the crash and transported from the scene to a local Fort Wayne hospital by ambulance. Although critical, his injuries were believed to be non-life threatening.  It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the driving behavior and crash.  Toxicology results are pending.

The driver of the pickup truck, Rosa Diaz Toledo, 27, and her passenger, Ximena Diaz Toledo, 22, both from Fort Wayne, were transported to a local Fort Wayne hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  Although not at fault, as required by law for all drivers involved in serious bodily injury crashes, Ms. Toledo submitted to alcohol and drug testing, and those results are also pending.

The Suzuki caught fire after impact and the 15yr old juvenile driver was pulled from the vehicle to safety by three Fort Wayne Police Officer(s): Conner Sherwin, Joel Jackson, and Josh Franciscy. The vehicle fire was extinguished by the Fort Wayne Fire Department. Both vehicles sustained extensive damage and were considered a total loss. Traffic for the eastbound lanes of Coliseum Blvd had to be shut down for over four hours as investigators and crews worked to document and clean up the crash scene.

 Indiana State Police crash reconstruction investigators were called to assist in the investigation and document evidence at the crash scene, information which should be able to determine an accurate speed of travel for the Suzuki passenger car at the time of impact.  Once the investigation has been completed, the full report will be turned over to the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office for review and determination of charges or status offenses that may be filed.

This remains an ongoing active ISP crash investigation. No further information is available to release.