Man dies in motorcycle accident on US-2

MACKINAC COUNTY, Mich — Mackinac County Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred on US-2 near River Road in Garfield Township.

Deputies and Troopers from the Michigan State Police St. Ignace Post were called to the scene Saturday afternoon for a two vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck pulling a camper.

Investigators tell EUP News that it appears the driver of the motorcycle was driving eastbound attempting to pass a slower moving vehicle pulling a camper trailer and struck the oncoming pickup in the westbound lane.

The motorcyclist, Darrin Christopher Thomas from Baldwin, Michigan, was confirmed dead at the scene.

Alcohol and speed are not considered to be contributing to the cause of the accident.

No injuries were sustained by the 4 occupants of the pickup truck.

The 43-year-old motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident and further investigation indicates that he may not have acquired his cycle endorsement from the Secretary of State.

The story will be updated by EUP News when more information becomes available.

Mark Krupiarz

Mark Krupiarz

Mark is the Publisher and Editor of EUP News. He acquired the site in March of 2013 and has grown it into the largest source of news in the eastern Upper Peninsula. Mark has a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Lake Superior State University and a Master's Degree in Social Marketing from the University of Phoenix. Mark enjoys photography, fishing and riding ATVs.

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