“43-Year-Old Dowagiac Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash”

By | August 14, 2023

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A 43-year-old man from Dowagiac, Michigan, was killed in a motorcycle crash on M-51 Hwy near Maple Ln. Preliminary investigation suggests that the rider veered off the road and hit an embankment, causing him to be thrown from the motorcycle. The cause of the crash is still unknown, and it is unclear if alcohol or drugs were involved. The investigation is ongoing. 95.1 FM/AM 1420 WIMS Radio reported

CASS COUNTY, MICH. – On the early morning of [date], troopers from the Niles Post of the Michigan State Police (MSP) were called to the scene of a motorcycle crash on M-51 Hwy near Maple Ln in Howard Township. The incident was initially reported through an iPhone crash alert at around 2:00 a.m. Upon arrival, the troopers discovered evidence of a motorcycle crash and conducted a brief search to locate the motorcycle and its rider.

Preliminary investigations indicate that the motorcycle rider was traveling northbound on M-51 towards Dowagiac when he suddenly veered off the road, losing control of the vehicle and colliding with an embankment. The impact caused the rider to be ejected from the motorcycle. Unfortunately, the rider, a 43-year-old man from Dowagiac, succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. It remains unclear what caused the motorcycle to leave the roadway.

The troopers noted that the rider was not wearing a helmet, and it is currently unknown whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash. First responders from the SMCAS ambulance also provided assistance at the scene. The investigation into the crash is ongoing, and further details will be determined as the investigation progresses..