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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Man Dead After Motorcycle Crash

Middlebury, IN (May 24, 2022) - A Shipshewana man died in a two-vehicle crash at C.R. 4 and Packard Drive, near Middlebury, at 4:45 a.m. Monday, May 23rd. Killed in the crash was Justin Bowen, 33, Shipshewana, Indiana

According to a report from the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office, a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Douglas Dehoff, 35, Goshen, was headed east on C.R. 4, and turned north onto Packard Drive and into the path of a 2004 Suzuki Cruiser motorcycle.

The motorcycle was driven by Bowen and was westbound on C.R. 4. Bowen was pronounced dead at the scene. Dehoff had leg pain and was taken to Goshen Hospital for treatment. The crash remains under investigation.

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Motorcyclist dies after slamming into car

Huntington, IN (May 22, 2022) - Cameron M. Eckert died from a motorcycle crash on State Road 5 in Huntington, Indiana, at 12:13 p.m. Sunday. Police said Eckert was going southbound on State Road 5 and did not see a northbound passenger car. 

The motorcycle then turned into the car’s path, leaving both vehicles coming to rest along the edge and center of the roadway. Police said in a release that Eckert was thrown from the motorcycle, and attempts passerbys and first responders to save his life were unsuccessful.

His cause of death is from blunt force traumatic injuries sustained in the collision. He was wearing a helmet, this crash is under investigation.

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Man Dies After Motorcycle Crash

Fort Wayne, IN (May 22, 2022 - A man died today after a motorcycle crash that happened early this morning. According to the Fort Wayne Police Department, officers were called to the intersection of West Jefferson Boulevard and Catalpa Street around 1:18 a.m.

Police said in a press release that the driver of the motorcycle was traveling east on West Jefferson when he lost control and hit a guardrail. Officers at the scene noted heavy damage to the bike. The man died at a local hospital after he was taken there with life threatening injuries. 

The Allen County Coroner will release his identity and manner of death after an autopsy is completed. This crash is under investigation. Anyone who witnessed it is asked to contact police.

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Saturday, May 21, 2022

Motorcyclist Killed in LaPorte County

LaPorte County, IN (May 21, 2022) - A motorcyclist died Thursday afternoon in Rolling Prairie, Indiana after rear-ending a Subaru sport utility vehicle.

The LaPorte County Sheriff’s Department says 24-year-old Erik Smith, originally from Idaho, was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash happened about 5:00 p.m. on U-S 20.

The driver of the car was stopped waiting to turn onto Michigan Street when Smith’s motorcycle hit the car from behind. LaPorte County Coroner Lynn Swanson says Smith was staying at a local campground possibly for work.

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Fatal Motorcycle Crash in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN (May 21, 2022) - Police and medics were called to the intersection of Oxford Street and South Bueter Avenue shortly after 9:00 p.m. Friday on reports of a motorcycle crash. Dispatchers said that eastbound traffic on Oxford Street was stopped between Wayne Trace and Meyer Road.

Officers on the scene stated that one adult male was pronounced dead at the scene. According to a release from the Fort Wwayne Police Department, the motorcycle was traveling east on Oxford St and the SUV was making a left turn from Bueter Drive to go west on Oxford Street when the two vehicles collided.

Oxford Street was closed for several hours due to the crash. His identity was not released.

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