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Motorcycle crash victim identified

A Fort Wayne man involved in a motorcycle accident Friday night has died, the Allen County coroner's office said today.

Andrew R. Benevich, 26, died Monday at Lutheran Hospital from blunt force trauma, the coroner's office said in a statement.

The accident occurred about 11 p.m. Friday on Thieme Drive at West Washington Boulevard, the statement said.

It said Benevich's death, the ninth traffic fatality in Fort Wayne and Allen County so far this year, remains under investigation by city police and the coroner's office.

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