INDIANAPOLIS – Police are investigating a fatal hit-and-run accident involving a motorcyclist on the northwest side of Indianapolis.
IMPD officers were dispatched to the intersection of Georgetown Road and West 59th Street around 10 a.m.
When they arrived, they found the motorcyclist, later identified as 37-year-old Michael Foree of Indy, unresponsive on the roadway. EMS crews arrived and determined that the motorcyclist was deceased at the scene.
Detectives believe Foree was heading south on Georgetown Road approaching 59th Street at the same time an 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.
We will continue to update this story as more information is made anavailable.
IMPD wants to remind drivers that if you are 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.