BATAVIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The name of a motorcyclist who died in a crash with a pickup truck near Coldwater has been released, deputies say.
On Saturday morning, the Branch County Sheriff’s Office said the motorcyclist has been identified as 45-year-old Richard Manuel Kamin of Trenton.
The crash happened around 4 p.m. on Friday. A man, later identified as Kamin, was driving a motorcycle eastbound on W. Chicago Road west of Wheeler Road in Batavia Township, the sheriff’s office said.
A witness to the crash told deputies that a gust of wind may have caused the motorcycle driver to drift over the center line and crash into the rear driver’s side of a pickup truck. The truck was headed west on W. Chicago Road.
Karmin was thrown from the motorcycle. He was wearing a helmet, but ultimately died from his injuries.
The driver of the pickup truck, later identified as 79-year-old Terry Edward Teall of Coldwater, suffered minor injuries and was treated by paramedics at the scene, according to the sheriff’s office.
The crash remains under investigation.