In the second Bend accident involving a motorcycle in as many days, the latest ended in tragedy on Saturday evening about 7 pm, July 8th.A Bend man was killed in a single vehicle accident at Brookswood Boulevard and Rockbluff in south Bend.
The scene of the fatal accident at Brookswood Boulevard and Rockbluff in south Bend.
According to Lt. Gary Mack of the Bend Police department, Christopher Galen Smoldt, a 21 year old Bend resident was deceased at the scene. Investigation showed that Smoldt had just passed another vehicle when he failed to negotiate a curve on Brookswood, leaving the roadway and crashing into a street sign.
According to an officer at the scene, Smoldt was wearing a helmet.
The investigation is continuing, and it has not yet been determined if alcohol was a factor, said Lt. Mack.