Man dies in motorcycle accident

Man dies in motorcycle accident

IRON RIVER TOWNSHIP — An Iron River man is dead after a motorcycle crash Sunday evening.

Michigan State Police from the Iron Mountain Post say Gary Sarafini, 48, was driving his motorcycle south on Gibb City Road in Iron River Township around 9:15 p.m. when it left the roadway near Powell Mill Road. Sarafini was ejected from the bike. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the Iron County Medical Examiner.

Police say alcohol and excessive speed are believed to be factors in the accident. Sarafini was not wearing a helmet.

State Police were assisted at the scene by Iron River Police, Aspirus EMS, and Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.