WHEATLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are investigating after a man on a moped was killed in a crash in Mecosta County Thursday night.
The Mecosta County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called shortly before 10 p.m. Thursday for a report of a stolen moped near Remus in Wheatland Township, southeast of Big Rapids. As deputies were on their way to the scene, they were told of a two-vehicle crash.
A 2014 Chevy Cruze, driven by a 30-year-old Cedar Springs man, rear-ended the moped which is believed to be the one that was stolen, the sheriff’s office said.
The driver of the moped, a 46-year-old Remus man, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a news release.
The driver of the Chevy Cruze was not injured, the release said.
The sheriff’s office said alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident, which remains under investigation.