Man Dies in Isabella County Motorcycle Accident

A man died after being thrown from his motorcycle in Isabella County this morning. Sheriff's Deputies say that Clifford Blackledge was driving south on N. Mission Road, just north of Battle Road in Isabella County when his motorcycle went off to the shoulder. Officials believe that the victim lost control of the motorcycle because of gravel and was thrown from the motorcycle and it rolled over the victim, killing him. The accident happened shortly before 10:00 this morning. Blackledge was pronounced dead at a hospital in Clare. A crash investigation is still continuing.