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Fort Wayne motorcycle accident leaves 1 dead and 1 injured

One motorcyclist was killed and another was critically injured after after a double motorcycle accident at 4 a.m. on May 28th.

The police believe that the two motorcyclists came in contact with each other at a high rate of speed while heading westbound on Illinois Road near the intersection at Magnavox Way. It is undetermined what made the motorcycles come into contact with each other but it is believed that alcohol and speed are factors that contributed to the motorcycle accident.

Investigators found that both cyclists were legally drunk at the time of the accident with blood-alcohol levels higher than .20 percent. Neither rider was wearing a helmet.

Fort Wayne Police, the Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority responded. Both riders were taken to a local hospital. 

31 year old Scott B. Ruggles of Fort Wayne was taken from the scene in critical condition and later died Monday morning. The second motorcyclist, 30 year old Jared R. Sommer was hospitalized in stable condition.

The crash remains under investigation by the police department’s Fatal Alcohol Crash Team.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a motorcycle accident, call the Sweeney Law Firm now at (866) 793-6339. The initial consultation is free, and if we agree to accept your case, we will handle your case on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a settlement or recovery of funds. There is no reason to hesitate. Contact us today for a free initial evaluation of your case.