Carroll High School Student Killed In Crash
By: Beth Swary - Monday, November 13, 2023

FORT WAYNE - A Carroll High School student was killed in a car accident on Saturday, November 11.

The accident took place in the city’s far northwest side off of Coldwater Road.

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department said the crash happened near Coldwater Road and Watervale Cove around 10:30 p.m.

An SUV was going north on Coldwater Road when it was struck by a southbound car that swerved.

The car was driven by Jackson Garton, of Fort Wayne.

Police are unsure why the southbound car swerved.

Officers say the driver of the southbound car was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the northbound SUV was taken to the hospital in fair condition, and the passenger in the SUV was not injured.

Northwest Allen County Schools confirmed Garton death in a statement made to local new sources.

“Northwest Allen County Schools has officially notified our school community this evening about the unfortunate passing of one of our students, Jackson Garton, on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

We understand the significance of such news and its impact on the broader community. As an institution committed to transparency and communication, we wanted to ensure that our students, faculty, and staff were informed in a timely and compassionate manner.

We appreciate your understanding and sensitivity in covering this delicate situation. If you have any further inquiries or require additional information, please feel free to reach out to me.

We thank you for your consideration and respect for the privacy of the grieving family during this difficult time.”


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