Father of 5 dies after ATV he was riding crashes into building in Detroit

Posted at 10:50 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-23 07:03:00-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A father is dead after his ATV lost control and crashed into a building on Detroit's west side Wednesday night.

According to Detroit police, the 38-year-old man, was traveling in the area of Burt Road and Grand River when he hit a curb and lost control around 10 p.m.

His ATV then hit a building. The man was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The man's brother told 7 Action News reporter Ali Hoxie, the father of five was supposed get married next year. He had four boys and a little girl.

This incident comes just a day after Detroit police executed a raid to seize illegal ATV and dirt bikes in the city, where several ATVs were seized and one person was arrested on the east side.

Detroit Police Commander Darin Szilagy urged citizens to not operate these vehicles in the city area saying, "These vehicles are not designed for the city streets."

According to Detroit Police Chief James Craig, a task force will continue conducting surveillance and using new technology to aide in the ongoing crackdown.

Residents should know there are designated spots throughout the state of Michigan to ride ATVs. It is illegal to ride them anywhere in the City of Detroit.

The investigation is ongoing.

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