Fatal accident closes I-465 at Meridian St. on north side

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UPDATE: I-465 reopened to westbound traffic at approximately 3:30 a.m.

State Police investigators say a car driven by Kevin Scott Davis, 24, Indianapolis, was traveling at a high rate of speed in the center lane of I-465 when it ran up on and struck a motorcycle, which appeared to be traveling at, or slightly above, the posted speed of 55 MPH. 

Police say the motorcycle ended up approximately 200 yards west of where it was struck, off the right side of the road and over an embankment west of Meridian Street. Davis' Honda wound up striking the inside barrier wall several times before stopping.

The motorcycle driver, Todd Klebes, 41, Indianapolis, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Davis was not injured and was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated causing Serious Bodily Injury or Death, a Class "B" Felony.

He was taken to the Adult Processing Center.

Earlier report:

State Police are working the scene of a fatal crash involving a car and motorcycle at the 27.9 mile marker of I-465 on the north side.

The crash was reported by a Lawrence Police officer between Meridian Street and the Pyramids shortly before 11:30 p.m. Sunday night.

Westbound traffic is being diverted at the Meridian Street exit.