A traffic crash between an SUV and a motorcyclist killed the latter driver Friday afternoon near the Yankee Springs Meadows mobile home park at the county line between Wayland and Yankee Springs townships.
Allegan County Sheriff’s deputies said the crash occurred on Patterson Road just south of Middleville Tool & Die. A deputy arrived at the scene at around 3:45 p.m. and attempted to save the life of the motorcyclist, but was unsuccessful.
The name of the deceased was not disclosed until family can be notified.
Authorities said evidence at the scene indicates that the southbound SUV turned eastbound in front of the northbound motorcycle.
The Allegan County Crash Reconstruction Team continues to investigate. Traffic was re-routed to clear Patterson between 133rd and 135th Avenues.
Interestingly, a couple of hours before the fatal, there was another motorcycle-vehicle crash reported nearby on 133rd Avenue and there were indications an Aero-Med helicopter came in from Grand Rapids, taking the cyclist to an area hospital.