Motorcyclist dies following crash with van

A crash happened at Rapp Road and Leesburg Road on Friday, July 14, 2017.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A motorcyclist involved in a crash with a van west of Fort Wayne Friday morning has passed away.

Police and medics were called around 8:30 a.m. Friday to the intersection of Leesburg and Rapp roads, just north of U.S. 30 near the Whitley-Allen county line.

Investigators said a minivan was headed west on Leesburg Road when it tried to turn south onto Rapp Road and drove into the path of the eastbound motorcycle. The motorcycle slammed into the side of the van, police said.

The motorcyclist was taken by ambulance to a hospital in critical condition, police said. A woman who was driving the van was not hurt.

Following an autopsy by the Allen County Coroner’s Office, the motorcyclist was identified as Erik S. Mollberg, 57, of Columbia City. The cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma.

It’s not clear if the driver of the van was cited.