Motorcyclist dies after being hit by priest driving in Dearborn Heights

Motorcyclist dies on way to hospital


DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – A motorcyclist died Tuesday after being hit by a car that was being driven by a priest in Dearborn Heights, according to authorities.

Police said the motorcyclist was heading west between 9 and 9:30 p.m. in the left turn lane on Van Born Road. The priest was driving east on Van Born Road when he tried to turn north onto Beech Daly Road and hit the motorcyclist, police said.

Emergency medical service officials arrived and the motorcyclist was taken to the hospital, but he died on the way there, officials said.

The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, officials said.

Officials said the priest was driving to offer last rites to another person when the crash happened. He did swerve in an attempt to miss the biker, police said. He is not considered at-fault and faces no charges. No ticket was issued. 

The priest and the motorcyclist haven't been identified.

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