Pittsfield Township man dies in motorcycle-van crash
Updated article: Police release name of motorcycle rider killed in crash
A 64-year-old Pittsfield Township man died Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle crashed into a van on M-36 in Livingston County’s Unadilla Township.
The vehicles collided about 12:15 p.m. when an 84-year-old Unadilla Township man attempted to turn west onto Dexter Trail from northbound M-36, and the southbound motorcycle hit the 2003 Ford Windstar he was driving.
The Pittsfield Township man, who was riding a 1967 Triumph motorcycle, was believed to have been wearing a helmet when the crash occurred, police said in a news release. Police have not released his name.
Police said they are continuing to investigate. Witness accounts indicated excessive speed was not a factor.
The Livingston County Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an autopsy at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, police said. Unadilla Township firefighters, Pinckney police, crash investigators from the Livingston County Sheriff Department Traffic Safety Bureau and Stockbridge Area Emergency Service Authority Ambulance paramedics assisted at the crash scene.