POLICE HAVE RELEASED THE NAME OF THE 48 YEAR OLD WISCONSIN MAN KILLED IN A MOTORCYCLE CRASH IN HOUGHTON COUNTY.
Matthew Blumer of Elk Mound, WisCONSIN WAS KILLED IN THE ACCIDENT.
HE DIED WHEN HIS BIKE REAR–ENDED A DUMP TRUCK THAT WAS STOPPED, WAITING TO MAKE A LEFT TURN.
IT HAPPENED JUST AFTER FIVE MONDAY AFTERNOON ON M–26 A THE INTERSECTION OF JANOVSKY ROAD IN PORTAGE TOWNSHIP.
THE MOTORCYCLIST WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE BY THE HOUGHTON COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER.
ALCOHOL AND SPEED ARE NOT BELIEVED TO BE FACTORS IN THE CRASH.
Assisting at the scene were the Houghton City Police, Michigan State Police, Hurontown Fire and Rescue, Mercy EMS and Superior Service Towing.