One killed, one seriously hurt in motorcycle crash on I-45 in Dallas

The Dallas Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred along southbound I-45 near Simpson Stuart Road just before midnight last night.

Investigators say a motorcycle, occupied by the operator and one rider, was traveling southbound on the highway when it hit the rear of a vehicle, also going southbound on the highway. The collision sent the motorcycle off the roadway and down an embankment.

Both the operator and the rider were thrown from the motorcycle. Dallas Fire Rescue transported both victims to a local hospital, where the operator died. The rider, a female, is listed in critical condition, according to Dallas police.

Police say the vehicle involved did not stop. It is unclear which driver was at fault. The crash remains under investigation.