WAVERLY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man is dead because of a crash involving a motorcycle in Van Buren County Wednesday morning.
It happened around 9 a.m. at the intersection of M-43 and County Road 665 in Waverly Township, according to Michigan State Police. A Ford Bronco Sport was trying to make a left turn from southbound County Road 665 to eastbound M-43. There was a flashing red stoplight at the intersection at the time, MSP said.
Investigation indicates that the driver did stop before making the turn, but a motorcyclist with the right-of-way traveling west was hit by the Ford Bronco.
The motorcyclist, identified as 49-year-old Matthew Perry, of Bangor, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Bronco, a 26-year-old man from Grand Junction, suffered minor injuries.
MSP said drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet and the Ford Bronco driver was wearing a seatbelt.
The roads were shut down in all directions for investigation and cleanup for four hours following the crash, but have since reopened, troopers said.
The crash is still under investigation and waiting for lab analysis.