59 yr old Man Killed in Monroe County Motorcycle Crash

BERLIN TOWNSHIP, MI – Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone is reporting a fatal motorcycle crash that occurred on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 at approximately 2:15 AM.  The crash occurred on Newport Road, just west of Swan Creek Road, in Berlin Township.

Preliminary investigation reveals that Dennis P. Cunningham, age 59, of Carleton, Michigan was operating a 2001 Harley-Davidson motorcycle westbound on Newport Road.

For unknown reasons, Dennie Cunningham lost control of the motorcycle, which traveled off the right shoulder of the roadway, and entered the grass and ditch. After leaving the roadway, Mr. Cunningham, struck a road sign and was ejected from the motorcycle.

Dennis Cunningham was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cunningham was not wearing a helmet. At this time, it is unknown if alcohol was a factor in the crash.

Monroe Community Ambulance and Berlin Township Fire Department assisted at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Services Division. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call Deputy Ian Glick at 734-240-7742.

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