Motorcyclist killed in crash near Jefferson Pointe identified


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The woman killed in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon near Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center has been identified by the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

Whitney Ann Shoda, 32, of Columbia City died from blunt force injuries caused by the crash.

The crash took place at around 2:40 p.m. near the intersection of Illinois and Thomas roads.

Emergency responders arrived and found an Shoda down in the roadway. She was taken to a local hospital with “life threatening injuries.” She died there, police said.

Witnesses said Shoda was headed east on Illinois Road when a vehicle turned south onto Apple Glen Boulevard in front of her motorcycle. The two vehicles then collided..

No other information was released. The intersection was closed for more than two hours while police investigated.

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