Interstate 96 westbound has reopened after a fatal accident where a 20-year-old motorcyclist died after crashing into the rear of a police cruiser on Interstate 96 during a chase in Livingston County.
Sheriff Bob Bezotte tells News 10 that the crash occurred about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday near Fowlerville after a sheriff's deputy clocked Carl Albert Stamm IV traveling at 104 mph. He says a second deputy's radar showed him at 114 mph.
Bezotte says the department alerted Fowlerville police and the two deputies tried to catch the East Lansing motorcyclist, who sped up to 130 mph. Bezotte says a Fowlerville officer got on the interstate ahead of the motorcyclist and the patrol car was struck.
Deputies report that Stamm was wearing a helmet, and alcohol use remains under investigation.
The Fowlerville Polcie officer, whose patrol car was struck, is a 14-year veteran of the force.
Westbound I-96 near Fowlerville was closed for 5 hours, while the scene was investigated.