Fatal crash near Felch
IRON MOUNTAIN – One person is dead following a motorcycle accident in Felch Township on Saturday night.
The incident occurred at about 11:30 p.m. on M-69 near Quarry Road.
Dickinson County Sheriff Scott Celello said that 21-year-old Riley Klee of Bark River was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries sustained in the accident.
A male passenger was transported to Dickinson County Hospital for treatment, he added.
Celello said that an investigation determined that the motorcycle was westbound on M-69 when the driver lost control and struck a guardrail on the north side of the road.
After striking the guardrail, the motorcycle became airborne and both individuals were ejected.
According to Celello, speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the accident. Neither individual was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, he said.
Assisting at the scene were the Michigan State Police, Felch Fire Department, Integrated First Response Ambulance, Nordic Ambulance, and Cerasoli Towing.