CORONER: Death on I-469 determined to be suicide

An early morning semi crash on 469 leaves one person dead, officers tell 21Alive.
An early morning semi crash on 469 leaves one person dead, officers tell 21Alive.(WPTA)
Published: Dec. 2, 2022 at 10:14 AM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - The Allen County Coroner’s Office determined the manner of death in the pedestrian versus a FedEx semi-trailer crash to be a suicide.

Thursday, Dec. 1, police officers responded to a crash on eastbound I-469, between the Maplecrest and Maysville Road exits.

Officers on the crash scene confirm with 21Alive that a FedEx semi-truck was involved, and the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

BACKGROUND: One person dead after early morning crash on the city’s northeast side

21Alive is not reporting the victim’s identity but is reporting the manner of death due to the public nature of the incident.

The incident is under investigation by the Allen County Police Department, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.