Tuesday evening Allegan County Sheriff’s Deputies were working a crash with minor injuries on the northbound lane of US-131 in Martin Township and traffic was backed up due to the crash. A north bound motorcycle was unable to stop and struck a stopped SUV in the rear. The rider was ejected and tended to by many other motorists until Emergency Services arrived on scene. The Occupant of the SUV was unhurt. The Motorcycle Rider was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Deceased was a 26 y/o male from Grandville was wearing a helmet, his identity is being withheld until his family can be notified.
Speed and distracted driving are believed to have contributed to the cause of the crash. It is currently under investigation by the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction team. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Martin Fire Department and Plainwell EMS.