Man killed in deer/motorcycle accident


Jackson County also is experiencing 9-1-1 call issues

From staff reports

Jackson County Sheriff Steve Rand reports on Friday, June 26, 2020 at 11:05 a.m., deputies from the Jackson County Office of the Sheriff, along with Pulaski Fire, Hanover Fire and Jackson Community Ambulance responded to a Motorcycle crash on Hanover Road near Pulaski Road in Pulaski Township.

Upon arrival and through the investigation deputies determined two motorcycles were traveling east on Hanover Rd. with one rider each.

A deer entered the roadway and both motorcycles lost control and slid on the pavement, trying to avoid colliding with the deer. The driver of one motorcycle, a 64 year old man from Jerome, was thrown from the vehicle. He sustained a head injury and was transported to Henry Ford Allegiance Health by Jackson Community Ambulance and succumbed to his injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

The driver of the second motorcycle, a 66 year old man from Hanover Township, was also thrown from the bike. He was also transported to Henry Ford Allegiance Health by Jackson Community Ambulance with serious injuries. He was wearing a helmet.

It does not appear drugs or alcohol were a factor in this crash.

The crash remains under investigation.


Jackson County having 9-1-1 Network Issues
Director Jason Hamman reports on Friday, June 26, 2020 Jackson County 911 reports that the 911 system in Jackson County and other Michigan Counties are experiencing 911 issues.
“Our vendor is currently working to correct the issues with in the network.  If you call and experience issues with contacting 911 please dial 787-7911, 787-7912, or 787-7913. These lines also ring into dispatch.”


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