Domestic disturbance leads to man being hit by vehicle

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A man struck by a vehicle after an apparent domestic disturbance earlier this month has died.

Around 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12, emergency crews responded to the intersection of Laddie Lane and Coldwater Road, where they found a man lying in the roadway.

Paramedics took the man to a hospital in critical condition. He died there two days later, the Allen County Coroner’s Office said.

Jason Tavassol, 37, of Fort Wayne died of Blunt Force Trauma due to Motor Vehicle Crash, an autopsy showed.

Investigators discovered the incident started with a domestic disturbance between Tavassol and woman prior to the accident.

Police said the woman tried to leave the area of the disturbance in a vehicle. Tavassol then jumped onto the hood and hung on as the woman drove, according to police.

He eventually fell off and landed in the street on Coldwater. A vehicle driving the other way hit him as it went by.

It’s not clear if any charges have been filed.

The incident is under investigation.