Woman arrested on OWI charge after motorcyclist dies in Fishers crash


Gayl Adams

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FISHERS, Ind. – Fishers police arrested a woman suspected of being drunk when she was involved in a crash that killed a motorcyclist Sunday night.

According to the Fishers Police Department, the crash happened around 6:30 p.m. at 116th Street and Belle Plaine Blvd. Police said a 2017 Honda was trying to turn northbound onto Bell Plaine Blvd. from 116th Street when it collided with a 2015 Yamaha motorcycle heading westbound.

The motorcyclist, identified as 24-year-old Jonathon Reynolds of Indianapolis, was taken in critical condition to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He later died from his injuries, police said.

The driver of the Honda, 66-year-old Gayl Adams, cooperated with the investigation. She told police she didn’t see the motorcycle when she was turning and couldn’t avoid the crash.

When police talked to Adams, they noticed the smell of alcohol. A breath alcohol test indicated she had a blood alcohol content of 0.15 percent. She was taken into custody and transported to the Hamilton County Jail.

Adams faces preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a .15 BAC or greater.

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