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Motorcycle rider killed Wednesday in US-23 crash

A motorcycle crash Wednesday in Green Oak Township proved to be fatal for a Genesee County man.

Officers from the Green Oak Township Police Department were dispatched just after 10 a.m. to a personal injury accident involving a motorcycle on northbound US-23 just north of Silver Lake Road. The lone occupant of the motorcycle, a 42-year-old Burton man, was traveling north on US-23 on his Kawasaki Ninja with traffic moving at normal speeds. Witnesses stated he swerved a little to the right and then veered hard left, across all lanes, and into the guardrail wires.  

The Green Oak Township Fire Department, along with Livingston County Ambulance, performed life saving measures. However, the driver succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. Green Oak Police offered thanks to all the citizens who stopped to rendered aid to the driver.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation by the Livingston County Major Crash Team who assisted along with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, the Michigan State Police and Livingston County Central Dispatch.  

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