A motorcyclist who was killed in a crash Monday night in Howell Township has been identified.
The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says 33-year-old Kyle Dinius of Adrian died of injuries suffered in the crash that happened at about 10 p.m. Monday in the area of W. Grand River and W. Highland Road.
According to a press release, a preliminary investigation indicated that a Chevrolet Traverse traveling east on W. Grand River failed to yield while turning into the Tomato Brothers restaurant. The Traverse was then struck by a 1993 Harley Davison that was traveling west on W. Grand River. The driver of the Traverse, 46-year-old Alicia Holbrook-Bloink of Howell, suffered no injuries.
Dinius was transported to Sparrow Hospital by Livingston County EMS with life threating injuries and was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. His passenger, a 69-year-old Nancy Sloan of Howell, was also transported to Sparrow by Livingston County EMS with life threating injuries. However, Sheriff Mike Murphy says she is no longer critical.
Holbrook-Bloink was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash, while both Dinius and Sloan were wearing their helmets. Alcohol does not appear to be a contributing factor in the crash, which remains under investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Bureau.
Murphy says that a report on the crash will be sent to the prosecutor’s office for review, but their preliminary investigation shows Holbrook-Bloink at fault.
Holbrook-Bloink was sentenced last year to jail time in a felony embezzlement case filed by the Michigan Attorney General’s Office.
Authorities say she defrauded clients of more than $375,000 between 2015 and 2018 through her firm, Holbrook Insurance Agency, LLC. The company was eventually shut down by regulators with the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services.
She was ordered to serve four months in the Livingston County Jail, as well as three years of probation and pay restitution.