For Immediate Release


Fatal Vehicle Accident

Date: 7/4/2023

Location: Washington Blvd and Maumee Ave

Time: 2:50 AM


On July 4th, 2022 at approximately 2:50 AM officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Washington Blvd and Maumee Ave to a vehicle accident. Dispatch was advised a motorcyclist was down and not moving.

When officers arrived on scene, they discovered an adult male lying in the street unresponsive. Medics arrived and declared the male deceased at the scene. The preliminary investigation indicates the motorcycle was traveling east bound on Maumee Ave. The motorcycle struck the median and lost control where Maumee Ave turns into E. Washington Blvd. The driver and motorcycle was located in the west bound lane. He did not appear to be wearing a helmet and it is unknown if drugs or alcohol was a factor. 

The Fort Wayne Police Department Fatal Accident Crash Team (FACT) was called out the scene for a thorough investigation. This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police and the Allen County Coroner’s office. East and West traffic at Washington Blvd and Maumee Ave is closed at this time.

Officer Paul Meitz
Public Information Officer
City of Fort Wayne Police Department