BRANCH TOWNSHIP, MI – On Friday, August 19th, 2016, at 5:53 p.m., emergency crews responded to a vehicle/motorcycle crash on US10 near Taylor Road in Mason County’s Branch Township.
The crash occurred when a Chevy pickup truck traveling eastbound and US10 attempted a left turn in to a parking lot. In doing the pickup truck turned into the path of a westbound motorcycle, which struck the passenger side of the truck. The driver of the pickup was uninjured; however the passenger did sustain minor injuries. The driver of the motorcycle was seriously injured and was flown by Aero Med to Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. The crash resulted in the closure of US10 for approximately 2 hours.
Branch FD, Custer FD, Pere Marquette FD, DNR Law Enforcement, and Life EMS all assisted deputies at the scene.
The case remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and names of those involved are being withheld pending family notification.