Motorcyclist killed in crash with car near I-75 and 7 Mile

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Detroit — A man was killed early Tuesday morning after his motorcycle was struck by a car in the area of Interstate 75 and Seven Mile, Michigan State Police said.

Troopers were called at about 1:20 a.m. to the scene where a vehicle had crashed into an embankment. The caller said two men fled from the vehicle on foot.

Troopers found an unresponsive man lying in the roadway. They also found a Dodge Challenger with heavy front end damage and a severely damaged motorcycle south of where the man was located.

According to a preliminary investigation, the Dodge was traveling at a very high rate of speed when it struck the motorcycle. The rider was thrown from his motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Michigan State Police continue to investigate but said troopers have located the suspected driver and questioned him. During the interview, they determined the driver was intoxicated. They arrested him and he is being held in jail pending charges, officials said.

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