An Indianapolis man was killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash just after 6 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2019, according to a report from the Indiana State Police. Nobody else sustained any injuries in the crash, somewhat lessening a tragedy that could have been a lot worse.
911 callers had reported a man seriously injured and unconscious on Interstate 465 northbound near Interstate 70. This interchange is near Indianapolis International Airport in southwestern Indianapolis. In fact, it basically happened right outside of the airport.
When emergency responders arrived, they found the man to be unresponsive. The victim, in critical condition, was immediately taken to Eskenazi Hospital. While medical personnel worked as hard as they could, he would later be pronounced dead. The Indiana State Police were able to identify the victim as William Brown, 67, of Indianapolis.
Indianapolis police are investigating the crash.
State police trooper, Christopher Cannon, who was investigating the crash, believes that Brown’s motorcycle began to swerve back and forth until he lost control and laid the motorcycle on its side. Investigators do not have any theories as to what exactly caused the motorcycle to do that, but it’s not exactly an unheard of occurrence. Motorcycles are fickle creatures, and they’re especially vulnerable to things like poor road conditions. We may never know what caused Brown to crash, but we do have a clue as to why he died from it.
Brown was not wearing a helmet, state police said. They also mentioned that there were no other vehicles involved in the wreck, meaning that Brown is the only victim. They also don’t suspect alcohol being a factor although a blood test, which is standard protocol for crashes, is not available. It seems as though the full details of what happened may never come to light, but at least only one person lost their life.