UPDATE: Man dead in possible drunk driving crash

(Jeff Bowman/WPTA)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): UPDATE: The Allen County Coroner has identified the man who died in a motorcycle vs motor vehicle crash at the intersection of Rudisill Boulevard and Hanna Street in the early hours of Friday, October 18, 2019.

45-year-old Richard Yvon Mayhoe of Fort Wayne died of blunt force injury due to a motor vehicle crash and his manner of death has been ruled an accident.

Mayhoe is the 33rd traffic fatality for Fort Wayne and Allen County in 2019.

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Police believe alcohol was a factor in a crash early this morning that took the life of one man.

The Fort Wayne Police Department says officers were called to the intersection of Hanna St. and East Rudisill Blvd. at 12:44 am on reports of a collision between a motorcycle and a car. The motorcycle had been eastbound on Rudisill when the car, which had been westbound, tried to make a turn onto Hanna and drove into the motorcycle’s path.

The motorcyclist ended up in the roadway and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Investigators believe the driver of the car had been drinking. He remained on the scene and is cooperating with investigators. There’s currently no word on any potential charges, as the investigation is ongoing.


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