Motorcyclist Killed on Mound Road; Police Say Alcohol a Factor

A man was killed when his motorcycle ran off Mound Road Sunday, just south of 26 Mile Road.

Alcohol may have played a role in a fatal motorcycle crash Sunday evening on Mound Road, according to Shelby Township police.

Police said the motorcycle driver approached a sharp curve on Mound Road, just south of 26 Mile Road at a high rate of speed around 8 p.m. The motorcyclist was going too fast and could not complete the turn, according to Shelby Township Police Chief Roland Woelkers.

The man was critically injured in the fall. He was transported to Henry Ford Hospital, where he later died.

Police said in a release that it appears alcohol may have been a contributing factor in this crash. 

The driver’s name is not being released due to an ongoing investigation.

Police are looking for witnesses in the crash. Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 586-731-2121.

Macomb Rocker November 21, 2012 at 06:27 PM
If alchohol is a factor, glad he only took himself out of this world instead of an innocent person like we too often see drunk drivers do. Stupid is as stupid does. You cant preach too much more about the hazards of drunk driving. Some people are too hard headed.
Marina Cracchiolo (Editor) November 21, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Please be sensitive as the victim was someone's father, son, husband, brother, friend and much more.
Gail Stewart November 21, 2012 at 07:41 PM
My husband & I heard, what we believe to be his motorcycle racing down Mound Road right at that time. He definately was speeding. We hear late night racing on our road way too much...unfortunately he wasn't as lucky as most of the speeders we've heard flying down Mound. Hopefully some will take heed.
Mike November 21, 2012 at 09:31 PM
With the weather warming up on Thanksgiving, I'll bet you'll see more motor cycles on the road. I try to give them plenty of space if they are riding in front of me when I'm out driving. I've seen them loose it on turns just by hitting the patches of small stones or pebbles that tend to gather at the road's center line. Doing away with the helmet laws didn't help much either. My apologies to his family, especially this close to the holidays.
Dan Connell November 21, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Ditto Marina.
Christy November 21, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Marina- very well said. He was all that. he will truly be missed by all. People need to pray for his family and friends. Give them strength to get through these timed. Allow his kids to know about their father. may he watch over them from heaven. Macomb rocker, you don't know the person or situation or what exactly happened.
David Muha November 22, 2012 at 01:18 AM
To mr rocker.i believe u r off your rocker .to be so insensitive as a time like this before the holidays and sush,not saying ther is a time to mouth off like u have at anytime .my prayers go out to all the family and friends of that gentlemen who I call a friend,rsp
Peter Griffin November 22, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Whether he was someone's father, son, husband, brother, or friend is not the issue. Mr. Rocker is correct; his actions could have caused an innocent person to be killed because of his lack of common sense. I don't feel too sorry for drunk drivers (I do feel bad for the family they left behind). No on forced the booze down his throat and then made him drive. You cannot fix stupid.
What's up! November 23, 2012 at 01:44 AM
I knew this guy and was a good friend and everyone has there thoughts. And that's cool but before you let mind take control get the whole story first. There's a huge difference from having a drink and being drunk. Infact a close family member died racing dirt bikes (not drinking) and when this person died the man killed on mound never rode a bike again until just a few weeks ago, I'm not sticking up for him by any means with speeding and having anything in his system but he was and always will be a wounderful guy that loved his family and friends cant forget his dog. We all has done stupid stuff and that's just how the universe unfolds!
Mike November 23, 2012 at 01:45 AM
Well, let's also consider the fact: The Police are not doctors, so until we hear otherwise, their assumption is just that for now. An assumption. Meanwhile, respect for the survivors (who may also be Patch readers) and the dead is still widely considered as "appropriate", especially in a public forum. Peter......Your last sentence could apply to you, in my mind. You should curb your thoughts and consider the feelings of those closely aligned to the subject of the story you're commenting on!
Lana Tousignant November 25, 2012 at 03:23 AM
He was a cousin of mine and having losing one of my friends to a drunk driver I can see both sides. However, they have NOT concluded he was drunk or have found it factual this accident was due to alcohol. He was a loving father, son, brother, cousin, nephew, friend, neighbor, Co worker, pet owner and so on. Its easy to judge when people haven't endured in a situation like this. Its not easy and can happen to anyone. God bless everyone and look around and embrace what you have. It can be taken away at anytime or place. Much Love Cousin. Mush!
Candace K November 26, 2012 at 01:39 PM
I knew the man personally, and he wasn't a huge drinker....when they say alcohol was involved..I believe that it was minimal, as our laws have changed....So for anyone to cast judgement that does not know what a beautiful life was lost here is wrong. R.I:P Baby Boy
SH November 26, 2012 at 10:02 PM
So Easy to press on your keyboard and pass judgement... Shame on you... You have no idea what happened or why... Pray for peace amongst us.
Mike November 29, 2012 at 01:22 AM
And there you go Peter and Macomb Rocker. But I understand that it is easy to spout off when you can hide behind made up handles or cartoon names
Macomb Rocker December 05, 2012 at 10:15 AM
Mike, wait until you have a friend or a relative killed by a drunk driver such as i did two years ago on groesbeck you will see it totally different. Now the police arent going to slander someone. They will give you some factor if they have it. Some indication was based that this guy was on alchohol. As much as we have been pressed since the 80's to not drink and drive, some people still do not get it. Its death by stupid. I do feel bad for his family for the stupid choice he made.
Mike December 05, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Well there you go! Your disrespectful and insensitive comments are OK because something bad happened in YOUR life. You were hurt, so you feel the need to pass the pain along to others who may be grieving this poor soul's death. It's called Class! Try to acquire some!
Macomb Rocker December 05, 2012 at 09:46 PM
No mike., just tired of stupidity. Do us a favor, stay off the streets if you're so pro driving a vehicle while you're drinking. Be glad that he wasnt driving a car and plowed into am imnocent family like you usually read about. Mike drinking and speed kills as this guy proved. Even tho you're pro drinking and driving i'm glad he didnt run into you so you can still be around to express your opinions bud.
Mike December 05, 2012 at 10:46 PM
Tired of stupidity you say? Yep, me too. You putting words in my mouth tells me I'm dealing with it right now.
Macomb Rocker December 06, 2012 at 02:10 AM
Looking in the mirror eh?
Mike December 06, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Oh Brother! That's your reply? Straight out of the fourth grade? Wow! We're done here.
Macomb Rocker December 08, 2012 at 07:28 AM
Either it was the mirror or you're airing about family issues. Anyway 4th grade is still above you.
Mike December 09, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Take away from this what you will. I for one, once I know for sure, will never argue with a fool.
Macomb Rocker December 10, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Quit looking in the mirror Mikey
Stop Littering December 14, 2012 at 06:25 PM
I'll leave my opinion of the whole accident out of here. All I want to say is I wish people would STOP leaving beer cans at the white cross you put out by the accident site. This isn't a trash dump. If alcohol was a factor I think slamming beers at the accident site doesn't really look the best. Pick up your trash.
Dennis December 27, 2012 at 08:46 PM
ANYTIME there is ANY alcohol present, the police are REQUIRED to list it as "a factor". The LAW says that you may consume the equivalent of two beers in an hour and legally drive a vehicle. Therefore, he may have stopped to see a buddy and had one beer, and crashed for a completely different reason. Those who have NEVER had EVEN ONE drink with dinner then drove home may continue to cast stones.


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