UPDATED: Two killed in early-morning crash

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A man and a woman were both killed in an early-morning crash that closed down a part of Interstate 469 on the north side of Fort Wayne today.

According to the Fort Wayne Police Department, officers were called to the westbound I-469 ramp, leading to southbound I-69, at 3:55am to find a male driver and a female passenger both inside a vehicle that had overturned and was resting on its top.

Police say the vehicle had been going at a high rate of speed when it left the road and flipped at least once.

The two victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The crash remains under investigation. One lane of I-469 was closed in the area as a result.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office later identified the victims as Elizabeth Mae Davies, 35 of Antwerp, Ohio, and Aaron Michael Mathis, 33 of Antwerp, Ohio. Their cause of death was multiple blunt force injuries due to a motor vehicle crash, and the manner of death was ruled an accident.


  1. This is my brother and we are just in shock over this! Our hearts are broken. They both loved each other so much…recently engaged. Aaron’s hometown is Lakeland, Florida.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss Amanda. I drive that route everyday to work and was there approx. 15 minutes after it occurred. I live in Hicksville and know that merge ramp well. It’s a bender. I took Auburn Road as the line of squad cars was long and traffic slow. I pray they didn’t suffer and hope and pray that God brings you comfort and peace in knowing that they indeed loved each other so much they had to leave this world together. God Bless and keep you.

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