FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – A construction worker was killed Monday morning after a construction vehicle backed over him.
Fort Wayne police were called to the 3400 block of Wells St. shortly after 11:30 a.m. for a fatal motor vehicle accident. On arrival, officers found a deceased adult male.
The Fatal Accident Crash Team was paged to the scene to take over the investigation. Initial witness statements describe the victim being on his phone and unaware of the backing construction vehicle.
The adult male has since been identified as Todd Allen Ort, 53, of Fort Wayne. His cause of death was ruled due to multiple blunt impact injuries due to a pedestrian versus motor vehicle crash and his manner of death an accident.
Ort marks the fourth traffic fatality in Allen County this year.