Motorcyclist Airlifted After Being Struck By Truck in Manton

A truck and motorcycle collided near Manton just off of US 131 and M-42.

The truck was leaving a drive way and attempted to turn into the westbound lane but turned too sharply, hitting a motorcycle.

The motorcyclist was ejected and sustained serious injuries.

An off-duty trooper from Cadillac was on scene first and provided critical first aid.

The motorcycle driver was airlifted to Munson Hospital in Traverse City. The driver of the truck was not injured.

The investigation is ongoing but it has been determined that speed, alcohol, or drugs were not a factor in the crash.

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