Motorcyclist, 35, killed in crash

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Sunday afternoon.

Police and medics were called around 6 p.m. Sunday to the western Allen County intersection of Yellow River Road and Butt Road on a report of a motorcycle crash there.

Police on the scene said 35-year-old Blake D. Shafer of Fort Wayne was headed westbound in the 12800 block of Yellow River Road when his motorcycle left the roadway for some reason. The motorcycle then slammed into a mailbox and a telephone pole, police said.

Shafer was taken to a local hospital and he was pronounced dead shortly after being admitted into emergency care, the Allen County Coroner’s Office said.

The coroner’s office said Shafer died of blunt force trauma and his death was ruled an accident.