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Driver sought after motorcyclist killed in downtown Fort Wayne

Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 6:58 am

Fort Wayne Police are searching for a driver who might have been involved in an accident that killed a motorcyclist early Sunday morning in downtown Fort Wayne.

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, a man, unconscious and unresponsive. Officers were unable to find a pulse. The Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority arrived and pronounced the motorcyclist dead, according to a news release from Felton.

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 are treating this as a hit-skip accident. Investigators found evidence 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, whose identity is expected to be released by the Allen County Coroner's Office after an autopsy, was wearing a helmet, according to the news release.

This crash remains under investigation by the FWPD and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.