Man ID’d in fatal motorcycle crash near Shoaff Park: police

Lyle Ellerbee

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne Police are investigating a motorcycle crash that left a Harlan man dead Tuesday night.

The Allen County Coroner said that 34-year-old Dustin Allen Fackler died from multiple blunt force injuries and ruled his death an accident. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, according to the coroner.

Police said the crash happened in the 6200 block of St. Joe Road on the city’s northeast side, right in front of the Arch Apartments, at about 8: 30 p.m.

The initial investigation found the motorcycle was southbound on St. Joe Road when a midsize SUV pulled out of Arch Apartments, attempting to turn north. Police determined the motorcycle appeared to be speeding, and crashed into the rear driver’s side of the SUV. 

Police reported the bike rider landed in the road. Medics arrived on scene and provided medical attention, but Fackler was pronounced dead at the scene.

His death is the 22nd fatal motor vehicle crash for Allen County this year.

The woman driving the SUV did not report any injuries.

Police reported it is unknown if alcohol was a factor in the incident.

The Fatal Accident Team (FACT) and an air support unit were assisting FWPD in the investigation.

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