Coroner: Fort Wayne man ID’d in Tuesday fatal crash

Fort Wayne Police say one man is dead after crashing his car into the Regency Inn sign in the...
Fort Wayne Police say one man is dead after crashing his car into the Regency Inn sign in the 1004 block of West Coliseum Boulevard.(Staff)
Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 11:09 AM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - A 51-year-old Fort Wayne man has been identified by the Allen County Coroner’s office as the victim of a fatal crash Tuesday morning.

The coroner’s office says Matthew W. Becher, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

The Fort Wayne Police says just after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Becher’s car went off the road and crashed into the Regency Inn sign, 1004 W. Coliseum Boulevard. Becher was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash and the airbags deployed, FWPD said.

The coroner’s office says Becher died from multiple blunt force injuries, after an autopsy. Becher’s cause of death has been ruled an accident by the coroner’s office.

Becher is the 21st fatal motor vehicle crash for Allen County in 2022.

The crash is under investigation.

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