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Motorcycle rider, 25, dies in Detroit after running stop sign, crashing into van

James David Dickson
The Detroit News

Detroit — A crash between a motorcycle and a minivan late Tuesday night on Detroit's west side resulted in the death of the motorcyclist, police said.

The fatal crash took place about 9:10 p.m. in the area of Lawton and Pasadena. That's north of West Davison, west of Linwood.

Police say the minivan was traveling south on Lawton, while the motorcycle was westbound on Pasadena, said Janae Gordon, a Detroit Police Department spokeswoman, in an update Wednesday morning.

Police believe the motorcycle disregarded a stop sign before it crashed into the side of the minivan while traveling fast.

Medics transported the motorcyclist to a hospital, but he was dead on arrival.

As of Tuesday, 599 people had died in car crashes in Michigan this year, according to Michigan State Police data. Despite months of stay-home orders, that's 29 more car crash deaths than Michigan had at this point last year.

In 2019, 122 of the state's 985 car crash deaths were people on motorcycles.