Motorcyclist killed after losing control on curve in roadway in Waterloo Township near Chelsea
Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the direction in which the motorcyclist was traveling.
A motorcyclist was killed today when he lost control of his bike on a curve on Clear Lake Road in Waterloo Township, just inside Jackson County, at about noon today, according to the Chelsea Area Fire Department.
The man was riding his BMW cruiser south on Clear Lake Road just south of Loveland Road — about a half-mile outside of Washtenaw County — when he crashed, Fire Capt. Sam Norton said.
He was navigating an "S" curve in the road and was at the tail end of the last large curve going south when he lost control of the motorcycle, Norton said. It went off the roadway, struck a sign and the man was thrown into a nearby field, Norton said.
Other drivers who witnessed the crash called for help, Norton said. The University of Michigan's Survival Flight helicopter was called to the scene, but the motorcyclist was pronounced dead, Norton said.
The man's name and hometown have not been released. Norton said he was in his mid-40s.
Michigan State Police troopers, who are investigating the crash, were not immediately available for comment this afternoon.