Woman taken to hospital in ‘critical’ after Jefferson Blvd. weather-related crash

A woman was taken to a hospital in critical condition Thursday evening after a weather-related crash pinned her inside her vehicle.

At about 7:37 p.m., the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the crash scene in the 1800 block of West Jefferson Boulevard, according to police spokesman Officer Jason Anthony. Initial reports indicated two vehicles were involved and one of the drivers was pinned inside a vehicle. Officers saw each driver was the sole occupant of his or her vehicle.

The woman, whose identity has not been released, was unconscious and unresponsive. The Fort Wayne Fire Department got her out of her vehicle and she was taken to local hospital, according to Anthony.

The man who was driving the other vehicle complained of pain and was taken to a local hospital in good condition.

Preliminary reports indicate one of the vehicles was traveling westbound on West Jefferson and crossed the center line, according to Anthony, who didn’t indicate who was driving that vehicle. The vehicle traveling eastbound was unable to avoid a collision.

Investigators said it does not appear alcohol or drugs were contributing factors in the crash, but weather-related road conditions were, according to Anthony.

Eastbound Jefferson was closed to all traffic between Main Street and Swinney Park for a few hours but reopened Thursday night.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by police and the Allen County prosecutor’s office.