Motorcyclist dies following Saturday evening crash.

June 14, 2021

Motorcyclist dies following Saturday evening crash.

BRANCH TOWNSHIP — James Edward Kent, 43, of Idlewild, died following a single vehicle crash late Saturday evening, June 12, 2021. According to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole, Kent was traveling eastbound on US 10 on a 1986 Honda motorcycle near Campbell Road when he drifted off the right side of the road and crashed into a ditch. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

“At this time it is unclear if speed or alcohol played a role in the crash, which remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office,” Cole said. 

Emergency units responding included MCSO, Michigan State Police Hart Post, Branch Township Fire Department and Life EMS.

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