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Motorcyclist killed in Commerce Twp. crash

The Detroit News

Commerce Township – A 26-year-old Highland Township man was killed Wednesday and a passenger was injured when he lost control of his motorcycle on a curve and crashed.

According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, the man was westbound on Oakley Park Road near Sutton Lane about 3:18 a.m. when he failed to negotiate a curve and went off the north side of the road.

The driver, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The passenger, a 24-year-old Commerce Township woman, was taken to Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. The woman, who is in serious condition, was wearing a helmet.

The sheriff’s office said neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be a factor in the crash.