Troopers responded to a fatal crash on I-465

INDIANAPOLIS – The first crash occurred on I-465 eastbound near East Street on the south side of Indianapolis. 

On Saturday, August 27, at approximately 7:15 p.m. 911 dispatchers received information about a single-vehicle motorcycle crash on the left side of the road. When first responders arrived they found the motorcyclist unconscious and unresponsive, despite life-saving efforts 40-year-old John Byers of Indianapolis was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Trooper Michael Risley conducted the investigation and determined Mr. Byers drove off the road and struck a construction sign on the left side of the highway near the 3.2-mile marker of I-465. It is not clear what caused Byers to run off the road. No other vehicles were involved. 

This investigation is ongoing and there is no further information to release. The left two lanes of I-465 were closed in this area for approximately two hours while the crash was investigated.