EASTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLNS/WOOD) — A woman was killed and two men were hurt when a pickup truck hit a pair of motorcycles north of Ionia Sunday.
The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office says a pickup truck driven by a 34-year-old Ionia man hit two motorcycles from behind on M-66 south of Hall Road in Easton Township. The motorcyclists were slowing to pull into a private driveway.
A passenger on one of the motorcycles, a 53-year-old Orleans Township woman, was airlifted to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, where she died. Her name has not been released.
The driver of the motorcycle she was riding, a 52-year-old man from Saginaw, sustained injuries that were not life-threatening, authorities said. The other motorcycle was driven by a 36-year-old man from Saginaw. His injuries are also not considered life-threatening.
Deputies said they believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.
Officials added that helmets were worn by all of the motorcyclists involved.