The Barry County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies were dispatched Saturday at 8:45 p.m. to a personal injury accident involving a car and motorcycle on Patterson Road near Windy Ridge Court in Thornapple Township.
The initial investigation showed a motorcycle was stopped in the northbound lane of Patterson Road, waiting to turn into a private drive. A northbound vehicle, driven by a 22-year-old Kentwood woman, struck the motorcycle from behind.
The motorcycle operator, a 68-year-old Middleville man, was flown to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. He was not wearing a helmet, officials said.
The Allegan County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, Thornapple Township Emergency Services, Aero Med, Barry County Central Dispatch, and Allegan County Central Dispatch assisted deputies Thomas Heald and Jeremiah Kimbel.