Sterling Heights biker dies after crash with pickup truck: cops

STERLING HEIGHTS, MI — A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday morning in Sterling Heights after a van ran a red light and hit him, police said.

Police say a man was driving a 2022 Dodge Ram Pickup westbound on Metro Parkway at 12:50 a.m. when he ignored a red light and struck a 2016 Yahama motorcycle traveling north on Van Avenue Dike.

The 34-year-old Chesterfield Township man waited at the scene of the crash and cooperated with authorities while the motorcycle driver was rushed to Troy Beaumont Hospital, where the man in 29-year-old from Sterling Heights later died, police said.

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Authorities closed the intersection for about four hours while police investigated the crash.

Officials do not currently believe that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.

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Anyone with information about the crash has been asked to call the Sterling Heights Police Traffic Safety Office at (586) 446-2920.

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