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Last updated: Sat. Apr. 14, 2012 - 04:24 pm EDT

Identity released of motorcyclist who crashed, died Friday evening


A man who possibly lost control of his motorcycle and then struck a curb before crashing died Friday evening at a local hospital.

The incident was reported to the Fort Wayne Police Department around 8:21 p.m., when officers were dispatched to the intersection of Lower Huntington Road and Elzey Street in order to investigate a critical injury crash, according to a news release.

Upon arrival, officers discovered the crash and a single motorcyclist -- identified Saturday as 42-year-old Timothy W. Myrice of Huntington, by the Allen County Coroner's Office -- who reportedly was unconscious and unresponsive. Paramedics and other emergency responders declared Myrice to be in critical condition before transporting him to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Initial investigation indicates that Myrice was traveling east on the 2800 block of Lower Huntington Road before he lost control of the motorcycle and struck the curb on the south side of the road.

The news release said Myrice was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and that neither alcohol nor or drugs appeared to be a contributing factor.

Lower Huntington Road was closed until just after 10:30 p.m. while investigators processed the scene. Myrice is the sixth traffic fatality this year in Allen County, with his official cause of death being listed as blunt force trauma due to motor vehicle crash.

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