Man killed in Ionia County motorcycle crash

Danby Township Fatal Motorcycle Crash
Michigan State Police investigate a deadly motorcycle crash in Danby Township (May 15, 2017)

DANBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are investigating a motorcycle crash in southeast Ionia County that killed a man.

Michigan State Police say a passing vehicle noticed the crash and called dispatchers at 3:12 a.m. Monday. The crash happened in the area of Charlotte Highway and Musgrove Highway in Danby Township, south of Portland.

Michigan State Police believe the driver failed to negotiate the curve, lost control and hit a sign. Investigators believe he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Troopers are not sure when the crash happened.

MSP is withholding the motorcyclist’s name until their relatives have been notified.

Only one lane of traffic was open at the scene of the crash during the investigation.