Motorcyclist killed in head-on crash

John J. Cox, a 55-year-old Independence Township man, was killed when his 2013 Harley-Davidson XL883N motorcycle, crossed the center line and hit a westbound 2007 GMC Acadia, east on Clarkston Road near Lakeview Drive at 3:45 p.m., April 16.
The driver of the GMC, a 30-year-old Flushing woman, was wearing a seatbelt and her 1-year-old daughter had been properly restrained by a child seat.
Both were treated at the scene by the Independence Township Fire Department and released.
Upon arrival, paramedics rendered aid to the driver of the motorcycle. Mr. Cox, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene. The OCSO Crash Investigations Unit was requested and responded to the scene.
Alcohol does not appear to be a factor and the crash remains under investigation by the OCSO Crash Reconstruction Unit.
The Crash Reconstruction Unit is assisting deputies from the Independence Township Substation with the investigation.
– Phil Custodio