Coroner identifies motorcyclist who died in crash overnight

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – The Allen County Coroner’s Office identified the 45-year-old motorcyclist who lost his life in a crash overnight.

Richard Yvon Mayhoe, 45, died from his injuries sustained in the crash. The coroner ruled his death an accident.

The accident happened around 12:45 a.m. Friday.

Police said they believe the Cadillac pulled out in front of the motorcyclist.

First responders arrived to find the motorcyclist on the ground with critical injuries. He died a short time later.

Investigators said he was not wearing a helmet.

The driver of the other vehicle, a Cadillac sedan, remained at the scene and was cooperating with investigators.

Fort Wayne police said alcohol did appear to be a factor, but no charges against the driver of the sedan were immediately filed.

READ MORE: One dead in overnight car-motorcycle wreck

His death marks the 33rd traffic fatality for Fort Wayne and Allen County in 2019.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.
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