FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Police are investigating a crash involving multiple vehicles including a sheriff's deputy who was taking a woman in custody to get treatment Wednesday night.
At about 8:45 p.m., the Indiana State Police were called to investigate a four-vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of U.S. Highway 27 and Ferguson/Hessen Cassel Roads in southern Allen County.
The crash involved an on-duty Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy who was transporting a woman in custody to a Fort Wayne treatment facility.
The deputy and woman inside the patrol car both had minor injuries.
They were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
ISP says the Adams County deputy was driving north on U.S. 27 with his emergency lights and sirens on prior to the crash.
As the deputy's car entered the intersection on U.S. 27 at Ferguson /Hessen Cassel Road, the car was hit on the passenger side by a 2003 GMC passenger vehicle that was entering into the intersection from Hessen Cassel Road.
Investigators say the deputy had a red light as he entered the intersection, and the GMC driver had a green light but did not notice the patrol car going through the intersection.
The patrol car had heavy damage to the passenger side causing the woman in custody to be trapped briefly, according to police.
The GMC had heavy front-end damage.
After the crash, the driver of a Ford car stopped in the intersection to help out and another vehicle, identified as a 1999 Lincoln car, that was going north on U.S. 27 did not recognize there was a crash, drove into the intersection, and crashed into two of the vehicles.
The other drivers did not report any injuries to officers at the scene.
This crash remains under investigation by authorities in Allen County.