Police looking for possible witness to motorcycle crash

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne police have asked for the public’s help to track down a vehicle, the driver of which may have witnessed a critical injury motorcycle crash late Thursday evening.

Around 9:15 p.m. Thursday, police were called to a stretch of Main Street near Mechanic Street where a motorcyclist who had been riding with a group of motorcycles laid his bike down. The bike came to a stop a block near Center Street.

Fort Wayne police investigated a motorcycle crash on Main Street near Center Street on Thursday, May 19, 2016.
Fort Wayne police investigated a motorcycle crash on Main Street near Center Street on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

The driver, who police said was not wearing a helmet, was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

He has not been identified.

Police spokesman Jeremy Webb said initially that witnesses told investigators the driver appeared to lose control of the bike, and that police were trying to determine if speed or alcohol contributed to the crash.

Webb said no other vehicles or people were involved in the crash.

On Tuesday, though, police asked for the public’s help to identify a tan vehicle that was seen turning off Center Street onto Main Street just before the crash. Police spokesman Michael Joyner said the driver of that vehicle “might have witnessed the incident and information that he or she has could be very beneficial to our investigators.”

If you witnessed the crash or if you know anyone living in that immediate area that drives a “tan” vehicle, please contact Lt. Tony Maze at 427-1373.

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