City man killed in hit, run accident

| April 24, 2013

FORT WAYNE—At 2:28 a.m., April 14, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Clay Street and E. Wayne Street on a report of an accident involving a motorcycle. Officers arrived on scene and found the motorcycle rider, an adult male, later identified as 27-year-old Jason S. Gnagey, unconscious and unresponsive. Officers tried to find a pulse but were unable to.

Personnel with the Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority arrived and pronounced Gnagey dead at the scene.

The initial investigation has revealed that a resident in the area heard the crash, looked out, and upon seeing the downed motorcycle, called 911. There were no other witnesses or persons on scene.

Gnagey was wearing a helmet and there were no other reported injuries.

Investigators believe that the motorcycle was traveling eastbound on E. Wayne Street, and are treating this as a hit-skip accident. Evidence was found indicating that a large-frame Ford, possibly a truck or an SUV, was involved in the accident. Investigator further said they were looking for:

Vehicle Description: 1997-2003, Eddie Bauer Edition, Ford Expedition

Color: Teal (upper half) over tan (lower half )

Damage: Front passenger side headlight area; possible damage to the passenger side

Last Seen: Eastbound on E. Wayne Street

The intersection of Clay Street and E. Wayne Street remained closed to all traffic while the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team (F.A.C.T) investigated the crash and processed the scene.  This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Assisting agencies include the City of Fort Wayne Fire Department and the Three Rivers Ambulance Authority.

This article originally appeared in our April 24, 2013 issue.


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