Motorcyclist dies near Indy’s west side after hitting downed tree

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has confirmed that a person has died in a motorcycle accident late Friday night.

The crash happened near Indianapolis’ west side on the 2500 block of McCarty Street at approximately 10:00 pm.

It appears the motorcyclist may have struck a tree that was in the roadway, which fell as a result of the strong storm that swept across much of the state Thursday.

Investigators with IMPD were dispatched to the scene to interview witnesses and gather any potential evidence. They released very few details and say they are in the early stages of their investigation. The name or gender of the victim has not been released as next of kin has not yet been notified.

This is a developing story.

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