Fort Wayne Police have released the description of a vehicle that might have been involved in an accident that killed a motorcyclist early Sunday morning in downtown Fort Wayne.
Police are searching for a 1997-2003, Eddie Bauer Edition, Ford Expedition, with teal on the upper half and tan on the lower half that would have damage to its front passenger side headlight area and possible damage to the passenger side.
Police believe the vehicle might have been involved in a crash that killed a Fort Wayne man identified Saturday afternoon by the Allen County Coroner's Office as Jason S. Gnagey, 27.
Police were called at 2:28 a.m. to the intersection of Clay and East Wayne streets to a report of an accident involving a motorcycle, according to Officer Chris Felton. Officers found the motorcycle rider unconscious and unresponsive. Officers were unable to find a pulse. The Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority arrived and pronounced Gnagey dead, according to a news release from Felton. He died of blunt-force trauma, according to a news release from the coroner's office.
A resident who heard the crash and looked out to see the downed motorcycle called 911, according to the news release. No other witnesses were at the scene. The Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (F.A.C.T) is investigating. Investigators believe that the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on East Wayne and early on were treating this as a hit-skip accident. Investigators found evidence that a large-frame Ford at the scene.
Gnagey was wearing a helmet, according to the news release.
This crash remains under investigation by the FWPD and the Allen County Prosecutor's Office. The coroner's office listed Gnagey's death as the 11th traffic fatality this year in Allen County.