Weekend accident kills motorcyclist in Jennings County

A Westport man has been arrested after a weekend crash in Jennings County killed a motorcyclist.

According to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department, the crash between a pickup and a motorcycle happened at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday in the 9000 block of State Road 3 near the Decatur County line. A 23-year-old motorcyclist from Westport suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to St. Vincent Jennings Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The name of the victim has not yet been released.

The driver of the pickup. 45-year-old Mark Shreve was taken to the hospital to be checked out for minor injuries. he was then arrested on a felony charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death.

The sheriff’s department and Indiana State Police are investigating the crash.