Bicyclist killed in head-on crash on Belle Isle Bridge

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

A 28-year-old male bicyclist died Sunday night after being hit head-on by an SUV on the bridge to Belle Isle, police said.

Michigan State Police, which handles patrols on Belle Isle, said the crash took place about 9 p.m. Sunday.

A 2007 Dodge Caliber was headed southbound, into the island, when it hit the bicyclist. The crash threw the victim onto the windshield of the Caliber. Medics transported the victim to Detroit Receiving Hospital, but he later died from his injuries.

Police continue to investigate the fatal crash.

 Per the Michigan Department of Transportation, fatal crashes are at 592 for the year as of Tuesday — 50 fewer than at that time last year.