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Fatal Automobile Accident Involving Motorcycle, 6300 Coldwater Road

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For Immediate Release: September 13, 2011

City of Fort Wayne Police Department


         (260) 427-1343


Fatal Motorcycle / Automobile Accident


Date/Time of Incident:     September 13, 2011 / 1:45 p.m.

Location of Incident:         6300 Coldwater Road

Victim:                               Adult Male, Deceased



Today at approximately 1:45 p.m., the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 6300 block of Coldwater Road reference a report of an automobile accident involving a motorcycle.  Paramedics pronounced the operator of the motorcycle deceased at the scene.  Victim identity to be released by the Allen County Coroner's Office pending family notification.


Preliminary investigation indicates that the involved vehicle and motorcycle were both traveling northbound on Coldwater Road, with the motorcycle approaching the vehicle from behind.  When the vehicle changed lanes, the motorcycle also attempted to change lanes and struck the vehicle from behind and then proceeded to collide with the guard rail.  At this time, excessive speed appears to be a contributing factor in this investigation.  The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision, and no other injuries were reported at the scene.


This incident continues to be investigated by the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team, the Allen County Coroner's Office, and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.


Assisting Agencies:  City of Fort Wayne Fire Department

                               Three Rivers Ambulance Authority

                               Allen County Coroner


Raquel Foster

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department



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