East I-96 reopens after fatal accident involving a motorcycle and semi
10:59 AM, Jun 18, 2010
8:50 AM, Jun 19, 2010
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
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.