Motorcyclist dies after hitting deer near Saranac

Ionia County

BOSTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A motorcyclist died after hitting a deer in Ionia County Wednesday.

The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called shortly after 8 p.m. on W. Blue Water Highway near Hawley Highway in Boston Township, north of Saranac.

The motorcyclist, a 32-year-old Ionia man, struck a deer before losing control and striking a guardrail. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, the sheriff’s office said in a Thursday news release.

He was taken to the hospital where he is listed in critical condition. On Friday, the sheriff’s office confirmed to News 8 that the motorcyclist was confirmed dead Thursday morning.

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