Motorcyclist loses control, killed in weekend accident

Posted at 9:04 PM, Sep 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 07:51:56-04

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WSYM) - Meridian Township Police were called to a motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon.

It happened around 1:45 p.m. on Green Road just south of Coleman Road.

Police say a motorcyclist was traveling north on Green Road south of south of Coleman Road when the driver approached a curb and lost control of the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was taken to Sparrow Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver is being identified as 57-year-old Douglas Hakkila from Williamston.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

Hakkila was wearing a helmet.

Meridian Township Police continue to investigate the crash.

Green Road was closed down for a couple hours while police investigated the crash.