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Suspect arrested after deadly hit-and-run involving motorcycle on I-75

Posted at 4:17 AM, Jul 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-14 13:40:02-04

WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — All lanes on southbound I-75 at 7 Mile have reopened following a fatal hit-and-run involving a motorcycle overnight.

On July 14 around 1:20 a.m., troopers responded to southbound I-75 and 7 Mile in Detroit where a vehicle crashed into the embankment and two men were running away from the scene, according to MSP.

When troopers arrived on scene they found an unresponsive man laying in the roadway. A Dodge Challenger with heavy front end damage and a severely damaged motorcycle were also located further south of where the victim was found.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the Challenger was traveling at a very high rate of speed when it struck the motorcycle. The rider was separated from his motorcycle, MSP says.

Michigan State Police say the driver of the Challenger has been located, and during an interview it was determined he was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

The male motorcycle rider was pronounced dead on the scene.

Excessive speed is a factor in this crash.

Investigation is ongoing.