FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified the man who was killed in a crash while riding his bike on a road on the north side of Fort Wayne Monday night.
Just before 8:45 p.m. Monday the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a crash involving a car and a bicycle on Lima Road at the I-69 overpass.
The victim was identified as 39-year-old Jesse Sosa Almanza of Fort Wayne.
Authorities say Almanza was riding his bicycle when he was struck by a motor vehicle.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by Three Rivers Ambulance Authority medics.
Witnesses told police the bicyclist was going north in the far outside lane and came across all lanes of traffic and stopped in the inside lane.
Almanza's cause of death was ruled by the coroner to be multiple blunt force injuries due to bicyclist versus motor vehicle crash, and the manner of death is an accident.
Almanza is the sixth traffic fatality victim for Allen County in 2021.