Motorcyclist hurt in Dupont Road crash dies

Debris scattered across Dupont Road near I-69 after a crash involving a motorcycle on Aug. 10, 2017.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A motorcyclist critically hurt in a crash on East Dupont Road at the I-69 diverging diamond has died.

According to FWPD, the crash happened around 8 p.m. Thursday evening. Officers arrived at the crash and found a motorcycle driver on the ground.

He was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Friday afternoon that 31-year-old Aaron W. Sliger died of blunt force injuries as a result of the crash.

FWPD Spokesman Officer Mark Bieker said investigators believe the motorcycle was traveling west on Dupont Road at a high rate of speed when he rear-ended a vehicle.

The driver in the vehicle that was rear-ended was not hurt.

A portion of Dupont Road was closed for several hours at the diverging diamond over I-69 while police investigated and cleaned up debris.

The crash is under investigation.