Motorcycle crash near Fountain Square leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — A motorcycle accident on Indy’s near southeast side has claimed one life and left another seriously injured early Sunday morning.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said the crash happened in the 1500 block of Shelby Street, not far from Fountain Square, at around 3 a.m.

A male victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police. It appears he was not wearing a helmet.

A female was also riding as a passenger on the motorcycle and sustained serious injuries as a result of the crash. She was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The identity of the deceased victim has not been released as next of kin has not yet been notified.

Investigators with IMPD were dispatched to interview witnesses and gather any potential evidence. Police are in the early stages of their investigation and have released very few details.

Witnesses on scene told police that construction work was being done on the intersection of Shelby Street and Palmer Street and may have played a role in the crash.

This is the second fatal motorcycle accident in Indianapolis within a little over 24 hours. A previous motorcycle accident resulting in death occurred late Friday night on Indy’s near west side.

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