Motorcyclist who died on US 10 Saturday identified. 

July 14, 2019

Motorcyclist who died on US 10 Saturday identified. 

AMBER TOWNSHIP –The Mason County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the motorcyclist who died Saturday afternoon following a motorcycle/truck crash on US 10 near the US 31 bypass.

Douglas Fleischfresser, 58, of Oshkosh Wis. was pronounced dead on the scene. 

According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole,  Fleischfresser was leading a group of motorcyclists eastbound on US 10 and had intended to turn north on US 31, but missed the turn. Witnesses said Fleischfresser then led the group into a driveway on the south side of the highway and proceeded to make a U-turn and re-enter the highway, driving into the path of an eastbound pickup truck driven by Melissa Roe, 50, of Fennville. The pickup struck the motorcycle broadside. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured.

Fleischfresser was operating a 2000 Harley Davidson while Roe was driving a 2001 Toyota Tundra. 

The crash closed US 10 between US 31 bypass and Reinberg Avenue in Scottville for several hours (still closed as of posting at 3:25 p.m.).

Emergency units on scene included Mason County Sheriff’s Office, Michigan State Police, Scottville Police Department, Scottville Fire Department, Custer Fire Department, Life EMS, and Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

The crash remains under investigation. However, Sheriff Kim Cole said neither alcohol nor speed were factors in the crash. The victim was wearing a helmet. The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of his family.

This story is copyrighted © 2019, all rights reserved by Media Group 31, LLC, PO Box 21, Scottville, MI 49454. No portion of this story or images may be reproduced in any way, including print or broadcast, without expressed written consent.

Help Fund Local News

Please consider helping us keep local news active by sending a PayPal payment.

Legally Speaking: Consent to search

Subscribe to MCP via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this site and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 21,327 other subscribers