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Motorcyclists Killed In Fiery Crash After Suspected Drunk Driver Crosses Center Line

June 29, 2018 - 8:10 am

LaSALLE TOWNSHIP (WWJ) - A suspected drunk driving, head-on crash in Monroe County leaves two motorcyclists dead.

It happened around 8 p.m. Thursday along South Dixie Highway near Kelly Road in LaSalle Township.

According to police, a Dodge Neon driven by a 52-year-old Ottawa Lake woman was traveling south on S. Dixie Highway when the vehicle crossed the centerline and struck a 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycle, which was traveling north, head-on.

The impact of the collision was so severe that it immediately caused the motorcycle to catch on fire, police said. The driver of the motorcycle, 53-year-old David Dittmar from Carleton, and his 45-year-old passenger, Casey Boudrie from Monroe, were both killed in the crash. Police say both were wearing helmets. 

The driver of the Dodge Neon suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was transported by ambulance to Promedica Toledo Hospital for treatment.

Police say alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.

Once an investigation is complete, the case will be submitted to the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office for review of possible criminal charges.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to contact police at 734-242-3500.