For Immediate Release
June 9, 2017
Fatal Motorcycle Accident
Date: Friday, June 09, 2017
Time: 4:55 p.m.
Location: Ohio Street and Eliza Street
Fort Wayne police were dispatched to the motorcycle versus passenger car accident in the intersection of Ohio and Eliza Streets at approximately 4:55 p.m. this evening. Once on scene officers observed the operator of the motorcycle down and unresponsive. Medics pronounced the motorcyclist deceased at the scene. The driver of the passenger car was not injured in the crash.
Investigators believe based on witness accounts that the motorcycle was traveling south on Ohio Street at a high rate of speed. When it reached Eliza Street, the passenger car traveling westbound entered into the intersection impacting with the motorcycle. The intersection was closed to all vehicular traffic while FACT Team members conducted their investigation.
This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department’s FACT Team, the Allen County Coroner’s office, and the Allen County Prosecutor’s office.
Public Information Officer
Fort Wayne Police department