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Man riding bicycle killed in traffic crash in 'poorly lit' area of Clinton Township

Victim was 54 years old

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CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A fatal traffic crash involving a bicyclist and a Mercedes Benz is currently under investigation by the Clinton Township Police Department. 

The crash happened at about 9:40 p.m. Monday night on southbound Harper Avenue near Fierz Road. The victim was dead at the scene.

The victim was riding his bicycle northbound in Harper Avenue in the center turn lane. The 2017 black Mercedes Benz was southbound and struck the victim as it entered the turn lane.

This crash happened at "a poorly lit" section of Harper Avenue between 15 Mile and Metro Parkway, according to police. Harper Avenue has three lanes, including the center turn lane, and no sidewalks the victim could have potentially rode his bicycle on.

The driver of the Mercedes Benz -- a 30-year-old man from Clinton Township -- remained at the scene. He is in police custody and is believed to have been drunk at the time of the crash, police said. The case will go to the prosecutor for charges.

The victim was a 54-year-old man from Clinton Township. The name of the victim will not be released until he is positively identified and his family is notified.

If you witnessed this crash or have any information about it, contact the Clinton Township Police Department at 586-493-7802.