Man killed after motorcycle crashes into tree in Jackson Co.

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GRASS LAKE TOWNSHIP, MI (WILX) Jackson County Sheriff Steve Rand is reporting that a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist occurred on Saturday morning.

The accident happened around 8:50 a.m., when a motorcycle struck some trees with the rider on board.

The location of the incident was on Phal Road near Norvell Road in Grass Lake Township.

Deputies from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, along with Grass Lake Fire and a Jackson County Ambulance responded to the incident.

The investigation determined the motorcyclist was traveling westbound on Phal Road when the driver failed to negotiate the curve in the roadway.

The victim, Leonardo McClain, 53, of Napoleon Township, suffered fatal injuries.

McClain was the lone occupant on the motorcycle.

The Sheriff's Office says it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved.

They also report that the accident remains under investigation.

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