Fatal Motorcycle Accident February 17, 2018

For Immediate Release

February 17, 2018

Fatal Motorcycle Accident


Date:    Saturday, February 17, 2018


Time:    3:00 p.m.


Location: Interstate 69-S Ramp at Interstate 469-W


Victim:  Adult Male




Fort Wayne police responded to the reported motorcycle accident on I-69’s southbound ramp from westbound I-469 at 3:00 p.m. this afternoon. Once on scene the victim was pronounced dead.


The victim came to rest on the northern most edge of the road surface and his motorcycle was located approximately 400 feet down a deep ravine. Westbound traffic on I-469 to go south on I-69 was diverted onto the Auburn Road exit.


Investigators have indicated speed is a factor in this crash. The Allen County Coroners office will release the name of the deceased once positive identification has been made and it is appropriate to do so. This incident remains under investigation by the department’s F.A.C.T team.


Michael Joyner

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department