Motorcyclist involved in Memorial Day crash dies

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A Fort Wayne man who was operating a motorcycle that was involved in a crash with another vehicle on Memorial Day has passed away from his injuries.

Fort Wayne Police were called to the intersection of Spring Street and Rumsey Avenue on reports of a crash around 7:15 p.m. between a vehicle and a motorcycle.

At the scene officers found a male that had been driving the motorcycle lying in the intersection. Paramedics transported him to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Investigators say the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on Spring Street and the vehicle was traveling westbound. The vehicle then attempted to turn south onto Rumsey Avenue and didn’t yield the right-of-way to the motorcycle.

On Friday, the Allen County Coroner’s Office reported that the motorcyclist had died and he has been identified as 27-year-old James K. Markey. The cause of death was determined to be from blunt force injuries.

This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

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