AMBER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are identifying a Mason County man killed when he fell into the path of a semi-truck.
It happened around 12:40 p.m. Thursday on US-10 just west of Dennis Road in Amber Township, east of Ludington.
The sheriff’s office says 81-year-old Richard Swiger of Scottville was riding on US-10 when his tricycle tipped over while crossing the driveway to the Watson Ludington dealership. Swiger fell into the side of a westbound semi-truck that was getting ready to turn right into Urka Auto Center next door.
Swiger died at the scene from head trauma.
The driver of the semi-truck, a 51-year-old man from Lowell, was not injured.
Authorities closed US-10 between Brye and Dennis roads for more than two hours while they investigated the crash, but it has since reopened.