Lake couple die in cycle-truck collision

August 2, 2013

By Pat Maurer

underwood3-BWA Lake couple lost their lives in a tragic accident July 27.

Ronald and Donna Underwood, both 59 years old, were killed last Saturday when the driver of a pickup turned left in front of the motorcycle they were riding.

Clare County Sheriff’s Department Deputies said a 17-year-old Clare man was driving a pickup truck north on West Ludington in Surrey Township when he attempted to turn left onto Oakridge Drive and turned in front of the couple who were southbound on Ludington. The motorcycle crashed into the truck. Both of the Underwoods were wearing helmets, police said.

The accident is still under investigation and Deputies said it is not known if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash.
Surrey Township Fire and Rescue, the Clare Fire Department, Mobile Medical Response Ambulance Service and Sheriff’s Department Reserves assisted at the scene of the accident.

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