Motorcyclist is Dead from Crash in Allegan County


ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI – Deputies with the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office were police-line-do-not-cross-investigation-graphicdispatched to a traffic crash that had occurred near the intersection of 10th St. and 147th Ave. in Leighton Twp. on Sunday afternoon around 4:35 pm.

The caller advised that a van and a motorcycle were involved and that the driver of the mini-van involved had begun CPR on the driver of the motorcycle.




The initial investigation has determined that the mini-van, a 2002 Chevrolet Astro van, was traveling southbound on 10th St. and the victim, identified as Elijio Allen Wright, 32 years old, was traveling northbound on a 2014 Harley Davidson, when the crash occurred.

The driver of the motorcycle, Mr. Wright, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene. The driver of the mini-van was investigated for operating while intoxicated and was arrested and lodged in the Allegan County Jail. His name is being withheld pending arraignment.

The crash remains under investigation by the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office.

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