Just before 10:00 a.m., officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were sent to the intersection of 5900 Georgetown Road reference an accident involving a motorcyclist. When officers arrived, they found an unidentified motorcyclist down on the roadway’s pavement and unresponsive. EMS crews arrived and determined that the motorcyclist was deceased at the scene.
Preliminarily, detectives believe that the motorcycle was heading south on Georgetown Road approaching 59th Street. A possible SUV was heading north on Georgetown Road turning west onto 59th Street from Georgetown Road. At this time it is not known if the motorcycle collided with another vehicle or the motorcyclist was ejected in an attempt to avoid the turning vehicle. Furthermore, it is not known if speed or any other contributing factors were involved. Detectives are talking with witnesses and gathering forensic evidence at the scene. Once additional details are known this release may be updated. Georgetown Road at 59th Street is expected to remain close for at least a half-hour.
IMPD reminds drivers of Indiana State Law the requires a driver if involved in an accident, you must stop your vehicle. Even if there are no injuries, you are required to stop and speak with the other driver, give them your license and registration information and wait for law enforcement if necessary. If there are injuries involved, you must remain on the scene and provide reasonable assistance to the injured until help arrives. Failing to stop and comply with your legally required duties can result in criminal charges. See Indiana statue 9-21-1-1.1