Motorcyclist killed in late afternoon crash in Berrien County

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

Berrien County, Mich. A motorcyclist is dead after his brakes locked up and he lost control of the bike.

The crash happened just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday on E. Shawnee Rd., just west of Lauer Rd. in Oronoko Township, in Berrien County.

Authorities aren’t yet sure what caused the driver to have to lock up his brakes to either stop or slow down so quickly. One witness reports seeing a red mid-sized car in front of the motorcycle that did not stop but it is unclear if that contributed to the accident.

If you witnessed the crash please contact Berrien County-Oronoko Township Police at 269-471-2813.

The driver was wearing a helmet. He died in the hospital from his injuries.


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