One dead in Howell Township motorcycle crash

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A fatal motorcycle crash closed the intersection of West Grand River Avenue and M-59/West Highland Road in Howell Township for three hours on Friday, July 3, 2020.

According to a release from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched at approximately 5:45 p.m. to the intersection. The preliminary investigation reveals that a 39-year-old White Lake resident driving a 2007 GMC Canyon west on M-59 failed to stop at the intersection, and hit a 33-year-old Zeeland resident on a 2000 Harley Davidson motorcycle heading east on Grand River Avenue.

The motorcycle driver was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and was pronounced dead at the scene by Livingston County EMS. The driver of the GMC Canyon was uninjured.

Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff Traffic Safety Division.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by Howell Fire Department, Michigan State Police, and Livingston County Ambulance.

1 Comment

  1. A helmet would not have helped. When a truck going 70 mph runs a red light and hits a motorcycle, the helmet would likely come off – like his boots and his front wheel. Your comment was stupid, irrelevant, misleading, and insensitive.

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