Police release name of motorcycle rider killed in crash
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Police have released the name of a Pittsfield Township man who died in a crash Sunday afternoon in Livingston County.
Thomas Anthony Gonzales, 64, died Sunday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a van on M-36 in Unadilla Township, police said.
The crash occurred about 12:15 p.m. Sunday when an 84-year-old Unadilla Township man turned his 2003 Ford Windstar into the southbound motorcycle’s path, Unadilla Township police said. The van driver was traveling north on M-36 and was attempting to turn left onto Dexter Trail, police said.
Gonzales was riding a 1967 Triumph motorcycle and was believed to have been wearing a helmet, police said.
The van driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, was not injured, Unadilla Township Police Chief William Cook said. Police have not released his name.
Police are still investigating the crash, and are awaiting autopsy results. A report will eventually be forwarded to the prosecutor's office for review, which is standard procedure in any fatal crash investigation, Cook said.