Motorcyclist killed in crash with FedEx truck

TEXAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – A Kalamazoo County motorcyclist was killed Tuesday morning when a FexEx truck driver pulled into his path causing a crash, according to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash happened just after 9:30 a.m. in the intersection of 10th Street and Q Avenue in Texas Township, which is west of Portage.

According to a release from the sheriff’s office, the FedEx driver – a 34-year-old Kalamazoo woman who has not yet been named – stopped at a stop sign on 10th Street and then continued north into the intersection.

The motorcyclist, identified by authorities on Wednesday as 36-year-old Raymond Schneider of Texas Township, was headed east on Q Avenue and was unable to stop, and he hit the side of the FedEx truck, the sheriff’s office said. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Schneider was pronounced dead at the scene. The FedEx driver wasn’t injured.

The sheriff’s office said it didn’t appear that alcohol was a factor in the crash, which is still being investigated.

Anyone with information should contact the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office at 269.383.8748. Anonymous tips can be made to Silent Observer at 269.343.2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

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