Monroe County car-motorcycle collision kills two

Alcohol suspected to be a factor

LASALLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Two families are mourning over the two lives lost in a fiery crash involving a motorcycle and a car.

It happened around 8 p.m. Thursday night on South Dixie Highway near Kelly Road in Monroe County’s La Salle Township. 

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“Basically the motorcyclist was operating in the lane of travel when the vehicle crossed and hit them head-on,” said 1st. Lt. Tony Cuevas with Michigan State Police. 

Cuevas said 53-year-old David Dittmar, from Carleton, was driving the bike with his girlfriend, 45-year-old Casey Boudrie, on the back when they were hit by a 52-year old woman driving a 2003 Dodge Neon. 

The motorcycle went up in flames on impact. It’s a scene police said is happening more and more. 

“In Michigan, motorcycle accidents are more prevalent in the summertime, because it’s a seasonal time,” said Cuevas. 

But police say this tragedy could have been prevented.

 “We’re pretty certain alcohol played a large factor in this crash,” said Cuevas. 

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