Woman killed, man critically injured in northwest side crash

A motorcyclist was injured in a crash on I-65 on July 15, 2019. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – One person is dead and another was critically injured in a motorcycle crash on the city’s northwest side early Monday morning.

The crash happened in the southbound lanes of I-65 near the Lafayette Road exit around 12:30 a.m. This area is apart of the construction zone on I-65.

Police said when they arrived on the scene, they discovered a female unconscious and unresponsive. She was pronounced dead on scene.

A man who was also injured in the crash was transported to IU Health Methodist Hospital in critical condition.

Police said their early investigation points to the motorcycle coming up on traffic which was backed up due to construction. At one point, the motorcycle attempted to go around the construction barrels and into a closed portion of the roadway in order to pass traffic.

The motorcycle then encountered uneven pavement, lost control and struck the concrete median wall.

Those lanes were reopened about an hour after the crash.