Motorcyclist killed in Newaygo County accident

NEWAYGO — A motorcyclist was pronounced dead at around 9:15 p.m. on Tuesday after striking a deer on North Dickinson Road in Newaygo County’s Beaver Township.

Initial investigation by the Michigan State Police Hart Post suggested that the driver was heading south on Dickinson Avenue near Hayes Street before colliding with the deer. The driver was thrown from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene. He/she was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

The driver’s identity is being withheld by the MSP pending notification of next of kin. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor, and the crash is still under investigation.

MSP troopers were assisted by the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Office, Walkerville Fire and Rescue and Oceana County Emergency Medical Services.