Rochester Hills man killed when motorcycle collides with car, catches on fire, police say

43-year-old Rochester man killed

A motorcycle.

PONTIAC, Mich. – A Rochester Hills man was killed early Thursday morning when his motorcycle was involved in a crash and caught on fire, police said.

The crash happened around 5 a.m. Thursday (July 22) at Walton Boulevard and Lapeer Road in Pontiac, according to authorities.

Officials said a 43-year-old Rochester Hills man was driving a motorcycle west on Walton Boulevard when an eastbound Jeep turned left in front of him. The motorcycle struck the Jeep on the passenger side, authorities said.

The motorcycle caught fire after the crash, police said.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead from his injuries.

The 32-year-old Pontiac man driving the Jeep is cooperating with police, they said.

Walton Boulevard is shut down while police investigate.


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