Five hurt, one critical, in Coliseum Boulevard crash

Fort Wayne police say alcohol appears to be a contributing factor in the crash.

Posted: Oct 20, 2019 12:07 AM
Updated: Oct 20, 2019 11:19 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Five people, including one person with life-threatening injuries, were taken to the hospital Saturday night after a crash on Coliseum Boulevard. 

Fort Wayne police responded at 9:06 p.m. to the intersection of Coliseum and Executive boulevards and came upon a two-vehicle collision. 

Investigators say four adults were inside an SUV when it pulled out of a private drive to turn left into the westbound lanes of Coliseum.

Police say that's when the SUV was struck by a car heading east. 

A man in the backseat of the SUV is being treated for life-threatening injuries.

The three other passengers and the driver of the car were also taken to local hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Police say alcohol appears to have contributed to the crash "on behalf of the passenger car driver."

No charges have been filed at this time.

No names have been released. 

The eastbound lanes of Coliseum were still closed at Harris Road Saturday night as police investigated the scene. 

The road is fully reopened again.

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