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Motorcyclist killed in Brighton Township crash

A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Friday in Brighton Township.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies were dispatched to a vehicle versus motorcycle injury crash on Kensington Road at I-96 in Brighton Township just after 5 p.m.

A preliminary investigation indicated that a 50-year-old Milford man, with a 21-year old male passenger, a Highland resident, were driving a 2015 Ford Fusion south bound on Kensington Road. Kensington Road was closed north of I96, so the driver pulled off the roadway to check for directions. The driver of the Ford Fusion them attempted to make a U-turn in the roadway when his vehicle struck a 2011 Harley-Davidson motorcycle that was traveling northbound on Kensington Road. The motorcycle was operated by a 56-year old Fenton man, who was ejected off of the motorcycle.

The motorcycle operator was transported to Providence Hospital in Novi by Livingston County EMS where he passed away. None of the occupants in the Ford Fusion were injured. The motorcycle operator was not wearing his helmet and the occupants of the Ford Fusion were wearing their seatbelts.

The roadway was closed for approximately four hours during the investigation and cleanup.

Alcohol and speed do not appear to be factors in this crash, which remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were assisted on the scene by Brighton Area Fire Department, Metro Parks Police Department, and Livingston County EMS.

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