Man involved in fatal motorcycle accident pleads not guilty

MARQUETTE — A Delta County man made a not guilty plea Friday for his alleged involvement in a fatal motorcycle accident.

William Toyra, Jr. pleaded not guilty to one count of OWI causing death during his arraignment in Marquette County Circuit Court.  That charge carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.

Police say Toyra, Jr. was the driver of a motorcycle that crashed into The Happy Hour Bar in Gwinn this summer.  His passenger, a woman, died as a result of the accident.

Toyra’s next court appearance is scheduled for October 31.