I-94 crash kills 33-year-old motorcyclist

Michigan

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) – A 33-year-old Chicago man is dead after a 26-year-old driver crashed into him early Sunday morning on I-94 West.

Troopers from the Niles Post were dispatched to the scene near mile marker 19 in Lake Township at about 1 a.m. July 19, according to a news release from the Michigan State Police.

Troopers believe alcohol was a factor in the incident, Sgt. John Miller told our media partners at MLive.

Miller said the driver of the vehicle, a 26-year-old man from Covert, came over a hill and rear-ended the motorcycle. Troopers are still investigating whether speed was also a factor, he said.

The driver of the vehicle was cited for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing death. He was subsequently lodged at the Berrien County Jail. His name is being withheld pending arraignment.

The highway was shut down from the time of the crash until about 6 a.m.

The Michigan State Police are working with the Illinois State Police to notify the victim’s family at this time.

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