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MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) - The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a fatal motorcycle accident this morning on eastbound US-41 in Negaunee Township. The accident happened after 9:00 this morning just east of M-35 when an eastbound motorcycle crashed into the rear end of a semi truck that was slowing down to make a left turn on the highway.
The operator of the motorcycle, a 46-year-old Negaunee Township man, was killed in the accident. The operator of the semi-truck was not injured. Deputies say the motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
The highway was closed down for two hours as authorities responded to the scene, and traffic was re-routed south on M-35 and onto County Road 492. No names have been released and the accident remains under investigation.
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