MONROE (WWJ) – A woman is dead and a man is hospitalized after a motorcycle crash in Monroe Sunday night.

Police were called to the scene along northbound I-75 at Front Street just after 8 p.m. after investigators say a male motorcycle driver lost control, failing to negotiate the curve on the exit ramp and hit a guard rail.

Police said the female passenger, who was thrown from the bike, was pronounced dead at the scene. She was not wearing a helmet.

The man was taken was taken to Beaumont Hospital in Trenton for treatment of a leg injury. No other vehicles were involved and one else was hurt.

Police said alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash as an investigation continues.

The victim’s name was not immediately released.

Anyone who may have witnessed this accident or who has any information is asked to call Cpl. Paul Marks or Cpl. Don Brady of the City of Monroe Police Department Accident Investigation Team at 734-243-7500.

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