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Lake man killed in motorcycle accident

Another motorcycle rider without a helmet died last Sunday afternoon.

Quentin Wynne Scott, 52, was the third unhelmeted rider to die in the area since the helmet law was repealed April 12.

According to a press release from the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, the accident happened on North Brinton Road, four-tenths of a mile south of North County Line Road in Coldwater Township, Isabella County.

Police said Scott was alone on his 1988 Harley Davidson ElectraGlide Classic motorcycle and headed north near a curve in the road when he apparently lost control and ran onto the right shoulder of the road, overturned and was thrown from the cycle. He was traveling less than 50 miles per hour when the accident happened, officers said. He suffered severe head trauma from the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Isabella Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the scene by Michigan State Police, Mobile Medical Response, the Garfield Township Fire Department and the Nottawa-Sherman Fire Department.

The accident is still under investigation.

Mark Simmons, 39, of Farwell was the first death in Clare County and the fourth recorded unhelmeted death in Michigan. He died in an accident on Old State Avenue near the White Birch Subdivision on May 22.

Ralph Smith, 63, of East Lansing, died June 2 on Old State Road near Ziggy Road in Surrey Township after his motorcycle left the road. He was the second Clare County motorcycle rider legally riding without a helmet to die since the law changed.