Motorcyclist killed on U.S. 31

A North Muskegon man was killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday on U.S. 31 near the Interstate 96 interchange. Police said he was not wearing a helmet.
May 9, 2012


Witnesses told police they saw the motorcycle driven by Timothy Preston, 33, entering southbound U.S. 31 from the Airline Road ramp. They said that's where Preston lost control of his 1983 Honda motorcycle and skidded onto the highway at about 5:12 p.m.

Police said a southbound vehicle driven by Melissa Beall, 34, of Spring Lake was unable to avoid hitting the motorcycle and struck Preston. Preston was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Norton Shores Police Department at 231-733-2691.


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