Historic Fort Wayne damaged by hit-and-run

A portion of the southeast blockhouse of Historic Fort Wayne was damaged when a hit-and-run driver climbed the dike on Spy Run Avenue and made contact with the structure. Several beams were knocked from the structure. (By Justin Kenny of news-sentinel.com)
Tire tracks showing the path of the hit-and-run that damaged a portion of one of Historic Fort Wayne's blockhouses. (By Justin Kenny of news-sentinel.com)
Debris from a 2002-2005 Ford Explorer and pieces of trees litter the ground near Historic Fort Wayne on Wednesday after a hit-and-run damaged one of the facility's blockhouses. (By Justin Kenny of news-sentinel.com)

A blockhouse at Historic Fort Wayne was damaged when a hit-and-run driver climbed over the dike perpendicular to Spy Run Avenue and made contact with the structure.

It is unknown just when the incident occurred, with the discovery being made on Wednesday morning. The car hit a support timber of the southeast blockhouse of Historic Fort Wayne before running parallel to the facility and making contact with a line of trees.

Debris left by the hit-and-run driver identifies the vehicle as a Ford Explorer from model year 2002-2005, according to Historic Fort Wayne. The pieces left at the scene, which included a rear tail line, provided part numbers that verified the make and model of the vehicle.

According to Historic Fort Wayne’s Facebook page, the damage is being assessed but does not appear to be a danger to the structure itself or the public.

Historic Fort Wayne asks the public to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department at 260-427-1222 with any information in identifying the person responsible.

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