OTSEGO COUNTY – A Mancelona man died when the motorcycle he was riding overturned in rural Otsego County.
According to Michigan State Police reports, on Thursday evening, Sept. 29, 2022, troopers from the Michigan State Police (MSP) Gaylord Post responded to a fatal motorcycle crash on Alba Road near Franckowiak Road.
According to a witness, he and 38-year-old Edward Leroy Wilson from Mancelona, were riding their motorcycles west on Alba Road at around 8:44 p.m. Wilson was traveling at a high rate of speed as he approached a sharp curve and ran off the roadway into the ditch. The motorcycle overturned several times, Wilson was ejected, and landed on the roadway.
The witness called 911.
Elmira Township Fire Department firefighters were attending to Wilson when troopers arrived. They began CPR and utilized the AED before Otsego County EMS arrived and transported Wilson to Otsego Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Wilson was not wearing a helmet and alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.