Lake County, MI – Teenage Dirtbike Rider Killed After Striking Guide Wire

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Lake County, MI – A 16-year-old dirtbike rider was killed in Pleasant Plains Township on Friday after striking a guide wire anchored to a power pole.

According to Lake County Sheriff Rich Martin, deputies responded to the scene near 76th Street and USFS 6250 at approximately 5:48 p.m. The unconscious teen was found by bystanders who had initiated CPR before first responders arrived. He was transported to Corewell Health – Reed City, where he was later pronounced dead.

Preliminary investigations indicate that the guide wire impact stripped off the victim’s helmet, causing fatal injuries.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office received assistance from Lake County 911 Central Dispatch, Michigan State Police, Lake Township Fire Department, Pleasant Plains Fire Department, and the Mid-Michigan Medical Examiner Office.

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