HANDY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) - The Livingston County Sheriff says a 53 year-old male motorcyclist was killed when he veered his bike into a semi along eastbound I-96 Friday morning. Investigators believe the man may have been trying to pass the semi when it happened.
The Sheriff says they have two witness statements – one person says it looked like the man on the bike was answering his cell phone just before the crash. Another witness says it appeared the man was hunched over, perhaps suffering from some kind of medical condition.
An autopsy will be conducted this weekend to determine what happened. Alcohol, however, is not believed to be a factor.
The accident shutdown all lanes of traffic on eastbound I-96 near Nicholson Road, backing up drivers for miles. Deputies were able to open a weigh station and divert one lane of traffic – eventually all lanes were reopened this afternoon.
The victim has not yet been identified.
Copyright (c) 2010 The E.W. Scripps Company
It's a horrible crime that happened at a daycare in Sterling Heights.
"You never know when God is going to claim his angels. You never know," said Andrea Williams speaking publicly for the first time since losing two of her sons in a house fire on Detroit's west side.
Battle-fatigued and suddenly bipartisan, the House voted Thursday night to ease across-the-board federal spending cuts and prevent future government shutdowns, acting after Speaker John Boehner unleashed a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning for the measure's defeat.