MSP: Motorcyclist killed in crash near Gun Lake

Yankee Springs Township, Briggs Road
The scene after a crash along Briggs Road in Yankee Springs Township that killed a motorcyclist. (Aug. 27, 2017)

YANKEE SPRINGS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A motorcyclist was killed in a crash north of Gun Lake Sunday afternoon, Michigan State Police say.

It happened around 4:20 p.m. on Briggs Road near Chief Noonday Road near Payne Lake in Yankee Springs Township, southwest of Middleville.

MSP troopers on the scene said a northbound motorcyclist lost control on a curve and thrown into the path of a northbound pickup truck. He was run over and died at the scene.

Police identified him as 39-year-old Shane Doorn of Hastings.

Briggs Road was closed between Chief Noonday Road and Cobb Lake Road  for more than three hours while authorities were on the scene.