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Man killed in motorcycle crash on Detroit's southwest side

Michael Blackwell was killed Aug. 24, 2019 after he crashed a motorcycle in southwest Detroit. (WDIV)
Michael Blackwell was killed Aug. 24, 2019 after he crashed a motorcycle in southwest Detroit. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Friends and family gathered Sunday on Fort Street to remember Michael Blackwell. 

Blackwell was killed just before 11:30 p.m. Saturday when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed on Fort Street near Schaefer Highway.

A friend said Blackwell may have taken a curve too quickly, causing him to lose control.

Blackwell struck a light pole and was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. 

A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family cover funeral expenses. You can donate here.

Michael Blackwell
Michael Blackwell