Crash pins, kills motorcyclist

By TEREASA NIMS
Sunday Times Newspapers

LINCOLN PARK – Police are investigating the crash involving a 38-year-old motorcycle rider who was pinned under a Ford F-150 with his bike on fire Aug. 31 near Dix-Toledo and I-75, after reportedly being struck by the same pickup.

The man was taken to an area hospital and died a short time later. The 22-year-old pickup driver was arrested and police are seeking warrants, including for impaired driving causing death. The warrant status was unknown as of press time.

Authorities said residents in the area complained the driver of the truck was “driving erratically” about 1 p.m. in the area of Dix-Toledo, near the I-75 interchange before striking the victim’s motorcycle in the back. Residents said prior to the crash, the pickup driver was recklessly navigating streets and lawns in the neighborhood.

Several people called 911 reporting the same truck struck a motorcycle from behind, while heading north on Dix-Toledo.
Police and firefighters responded to the scene.

(Tereasa Nims can be reached at dstreporter@gmail.com.)