Police ID motorcyclist killed in crash with school bus

INDIANAPOLIS - Police have identified a motorcyclist who was killed in an accident involving a school bus on the city’s north side Tuesday afternoon.

The victim was identified later Tuesday evening as 28-year-old Jerry Rogers.

The accident happened near 38th Street and Boulevard Place around 4:30 p.m., officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said.

IMPD confirmed the accident involved a motorcycle and an Indianapolis Public Schools bus. There were not any children on the bus at the time.

Witnesses said Rogers was weaving in and out of traffic as he was driving eastbound on 38th Street during a busy time for traffic.

The driver of the school bus was turning south onto Boulevard Place when Rogers clipped the back of the bus as it was turning, witnesses said. 

Witnesses told police that Rogers tried to stop and hit the brakes, but it was too late and he slammed into the back of the bus.

No other injuries were reported.

Initial reports indicated the bus was a Lawrence Township bus. School officials said they did have a bus in the area at the time.

Traffic on West 38th Street was being re-routed after the accident. 

Few other details were released.

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