ST. IGNACE, MI – Troopers from the St. Ignace Post were called to the Mackinac Bridge at approximately 10:30am on Saturday June 12th, 2021, for a motorcycle crash that resulted in a fatality.
Upon investigation, troopers found a 78-year-old man from Cheboygan was traveling northbound across the bridge when he crossed the center lane divider and struck an on-coming pickup truck. The 78-year-old driver passed away at the scene.
The pickup truck was being driven by a 39-year-old man from Newberry. The driver of the truck and his occupants received minor injuries and were treated at the scene.
The crash is still under investigation, however alcohol and speed are not believed to be factors in the crash.
Troopers were assisted by the Gaylord Post, Mackinaw City Police, Mackinaw City Fire Department, Mackinac Bridge Authority, and Emmet County EMS.
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