MASON COUNTY, MI – A bicyclist was killed Tuesday, Oct. 6, when he was struck by a vehicle on US 10, sheriff’s deputies said.
The victim was a 37-year-old Saginaw man. His name was not released.
The crash was reported at 4:27 p.m. on US 10 west of Stiles Road in Mason County’s Amber Township.
Witnesses told police that the bicyclist was riding east on the eastbound shoulder where the highway has five lanes when he suddenly veered left into the path of an eastbound Jeep Liberty that was in the right lane.
Police have not determined why the bicyclist veered into the traffic lane. The driver of the Jeep was traveling at highway speed and not speeding when the crash occurred, police said.
The driver, a 21-year-old Manistee woman, cooperated with police.
The highway was closed in both directions for two hours while the Mason County sheriff’s Traffic Crash Reconstruction Team investigated.
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