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News Release

Fatal Motorcycle crash 6/11/18

NATURE:

Motorcycle fatal accident

DATE AND TIME:

Monday 06-11-18 @ 21:21 Hours

VENUE:

27 thousand block of 12th Ave, Pine Grove Township, Van Buren County

COMPLAINT #:

3813-18

VICTIM:

52 year old male from Gobles, MI (name not being released pending family notification)

Vehicle:

2006 Honda motorcycle

INFORMATION:

Sheriff Dan Abbott reports that on Monday, June 11th 2018 Deputies were dispatched to a single vehicle motorcycle crash in the 27 thousand block of 12th avenue. Deputies arrived on scene and found a 52 year old male who was not breathing. Gobles-Pine Grove fire and Life EMS arrived on scene and pronounced the driver deceased. His motorcycle was laying in the ditch and sustained heavy damage. Deputies believe that the Driver of the motorcycle lost control coming over a hill on 12th avenue due to his speed and ended up crashing. Deputies believe speed was a factor in this crash. Deputies were assisted by Life EMS and Gobles Pine Grove Fire Department.

INVESTIGATING OFFICERS:

Deputy Jason Erickson,  Deputy Paul Graham, Sgt Casey Davis

SUPERVISOR CONTACT:

Lieutenant Jim Charon at 269-657-2006 or the on-duty Road Patrol Sergeant at 269-657-3101.

Mobile phone users and online users can provide anonymous crime tips to the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office by sending a text Tip Soft message by sending a text message to “CRIMES” (274637) with the keyword VBCTIP from a mobile phone.  To submit an online tip, go to www.vbcsheriff.com and at the top of the homepage follow the directions to submit a tip.

Jim Charon