Crash critically injures man

February 4, 2019

A man is in critical condition after a crash this morning, Fort Wayne police said.

Around 10:05 a.m., police said they responded to Covington Road just east of Scott Road involving a passenger car and a box truck.

Witnesses told police that the car was going east on Covington Road when it went left of center, crashing into the box truck going west on Covington.

The driver of the car was pinned inside, police said, and first responders had to use the ‘jaws of life’ to free him.

They said the man was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. The two people in the box truck were not injured.

Covington Road was shut down between Scott Road and Emerald Lake Drive for more than two hours while investigators processed the crash site, police said.

The crash is under investigation.


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