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ALLEN COUNTY
SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

715 S. Calhoun St.  Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone 260-449-7535 Fax 260-449-7915

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DATE:                        July 11, 2011

 

Motorcycle Driver Dies in Accident with Van

 

DETAILS:   The Allen County Sheriff’s Department responded to an injury accident involving a motorcycle and a van on July 11, 2011 at approximately 5:50 PM at the intersection of US 33 and Valentine Road.  

          According to witnesses a blue van was stopped on Valentine road at US 33 facing West.  A motorcycle was traveling North on US 33 when the driver of the van attempted to turn South onto US 33.  The driver of the van pulled in front of the motorcycle causing the motorcycle to strike the van on the driver’s side.  The van then was sent into the ditch and the motorcycle crashed in the roadway.  The driver of the motorcycle was pronounced dead at the scene.  The driver of the van was not injured.  The driver of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet.  This crash remains under investigation by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and the Allen County Prosecutor.   

         

CONTACT:           Corporal Jeremy Tinkel

                             Public Information Officer

                             (260) 449-4954