Police: Driver of car involved in deadly motorcycle crash may have been drinking

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A 45-year-old Fort Wayne man was killed when the motorcycle he was riding was hit by a car that had turned left in front of him early Friday morning.

An autopsy conducted by the Allen County Coroner’s Office determined that Richard Yvon Mayhoe died from blunt force injury as a result of the crash.

Police and emergency crews responded to to the crash at E. Rudisill Boulevard and Hanna Street around 12:45 a.m.

When they got there, they found Mayhoe lying on the ground next to his crashed motorcycle.

Police said Mayhoe was riding his motorcyclist east on Rudisill and the car involved in the crash was heading west. According to investigators, the car tried to turn left onto Hanna, but pulled in front of the motorcycle, causing the two vehicles to collide.

Mayhoe was thrown from the bike and landed on the ground. He was not wearing a helmet.

Medics initially took the Mayhoe to a hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. Doctors pronounced him dead a short time after he got there.

Police said the man driving the car told them he didn’t see the motorcycle when he turned in front of it.

After talking to the man further, they suspected he was under the influence of alcohol. Officers took the man in for further testing to confirm their suspicions. If or when they confirm that he was under the influence, appropriate charges will be filed.

The Fort Wayne Police Department Fatal Crash Team is investigating the crash.

No other vehicles or individuals were involved in the crash and no witnesses have come forward.

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