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Fatal Motorcycle Hit-Skip Accident Clay St & E Wayne St Apr 14 2013

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For Immediate Release:  04/14/2013

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

Contact:           Officer Chris Felton

                        Office of Public Information

                        (260) 427-1343


Fatal Motorcycle Crash



Incident Date:               04/14/2013                 

Incident Time:               02:28 A.M.

Incident Location:         Clay St. and E. Wayne St.

Victim:                          Adult Male / Deceased


Fort Wayne, Ind - On Sunday, April 14, 2013, at 2:28 A.M., the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Clay St. and E. Wayne St. on a report of an accident involving a motorcycle. Officers arrived on scene and found the motorcycle rider, an adult male, unconscious and unresponsive. Officers tried to find a pulse but were unable to.


Personnel with the Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority arrived and pronounced the male deceased


The initial investigation has revealed that a resident in the area heard the crash, looked out, and upon seeing the downed motorcycle, called 911. There were no other witnesses or persons on scene. Investigators believe that the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on E. Wayne St., and are treating this as a hit-skip accident. Evidence was found indicating that a large-frame Ford, possibly a truck or an SUV, was involved in the accident, but at this time it is unclear to what extent.


The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, and there were no other reported injuries.  


The intersection of Clay St. and E. Wayne St. remained closed to all traffic while the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (F.A.C.T) investigated the crash and processed the scene.  This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.


Assisting Agencies:  City of Fort Wayne Fire Department, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority


Officer Chris Felton

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department

For Release: 04/15/2013

Investigators are looking for a specific vehicle in connection with this fatal crash.  Witness information and physical evidence lead investigators to believe we are looking for the following vehicle;
Vehicle Description: 1997-2003, Eddie Bauer Edition, Ford Expedition
Color:                     Teal (upper half) over Tan (lower half )
Damage:                 Front Passenger Side headlight area; possible damage to the passenger side
Last Seen:               East bound on E. Wayne Street
We do not have any suspect information at this time.
Anyone with information about this vehicle is asked to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department Hit/Skip Division at (260) 427-1373 or the Police Desk at (260) 427-1222.
Sgt. Mark Brooks
City of Fort Wayne Police Department

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