CHESTERFIELD MI – The 46-year-old officer was off duty when the accident occurred on Gratiot Avenue south of 21 Mile Road.
The officer was identified as Ronnie Karjom, of Macomb Township, died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with an automobile driven by a 21-year-old man from Chesterfield Township. The young man was attempting to pull into a gas station on the opposite side of the road. The accident took place about 9:45 p.m. Monday evening.
The officer was headed south on Gratiot when a vehicle traveling north attempted to turn into a gas station on the opposite side of the road and crashed into his motorcycle in the southbound lanes of traffic.
Karjo was transported to McLaren Macomb hospital in Mount Clemens, where he died from his injuries. The driver of the vehicle that struck him was treated for minor injuries.
The accident remains under investigation.
Anyone who may have been a witness or have information about the accident are asked to call police at 586-949-4324.