Update: Negaunee Township man dies in motorcycle accident

Police in Marquette County are continuing the investigation into a fatal motorcycle accident this morning in Negaunee Township.

It happened around 9 a.m. on US 41 East near the intersection of M-35.

The Marquette County Sheriff’s Department says an eastbound motorcycle rear-ended a semi as the truck slowed to turn.  Eyewitnesses say the truck’s turn signal was on.

The biker, a 46 year old Negaunee Township man, was pronounced dead at the scene.  He was not wearing a helmet.

In situations like this: where an accident happened near a construction zone, it can be extremely hazardous for emergency crews.

And, police and medical personnel had some problems with passing motorists rubber–necking, disrespectful motorists and others who were inattentive.

Traffic near the accident scene was detoured from US-41 to M-35 and County Road 492 for about two hours after the crash.

The Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by the Michigan State Police –  Negaunee Post, Negaunee Township Fire Department and MGH EMS.