Bicyclist killed in crash with car in Ypsilanti area

YPSILANTI TWP., MI – A Belleville man was killed Sunday night when he was hit by a car while riding his motorized bicycle along an Ypsilanti Township road.

Emergency crews were called at 7:21 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, for a crash involving a car and a pedestrian in the area of Stony Creek Road and Swallow Lane, south of Merritt Road near Rolling Hills park, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.

The preliminary investigation indicates the bicyclist, 27, entered the roadway and was hit by the car, driven by an 18-year-old Carleton man, traveling north on Stoney Creek Road, police said.

The driver called 911 and stayed at the scene until emergency crews arrived and pronounced the bicyclist dead at the scene.

The driver along with his two male passengers, 18 and 16, were not injured in the crash. No other vehicles are believed to be involved, police said.

The bicyclist’s name is not being released at his time pending notification of next of kin.

No arrests were made. Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash, police said.

The area was closed while police investigated the scene which was reopened by 11:45 p.m. Police are still looking into additional facts of what may have caused the crash which remains under investigation.

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