The Sentinel-Standard of Ionia reported the motorcycle hit the deer Tuesday night, and the van was driving behind them. Police said the 42-year-old motorcycle driver also was thrown to the roadway, and he was transported by air to a hospital.
Authorities said the 43-year-old woman died at the scene. She had been hit and dragged by the van, which was driven by a 78-year-old man.
Names of those involved weren’t immediately released. The crash is under investigation by Michigan State Police.