Prosecutor's office to review Forester Township crash that killed two

A Port Sanilac man could face charges for allegedly causing a fatal traffic crash on Aug. 6 in Forester Township.
A Port Sanilac man could face charges for allegedly causing a fatal traffic crash on Aug. 6 in Forester Township.

A Port Sanilac man could face charges after he allegedly caused a crash that killed two motorcyclists last month in Forester Township.

Rescue crews were dispatched to M-25 near Stone Road shortly before 1:30 p.m. Aug. 6 for a report of a motorcycle crash with injuries, according to the Sanilac County Sheriff Department.

Earlier news report:2 dead following motorcycle crash in Sanilac County Saturday

A 2008 Chevrolet Uplander being driven by a 55-year-old Port Sanilac man was southbound on North Lakeshore Road when the vehicle crossed the center line and side swiped a 1999 Harley Davidson Road King motorcycle driven by a 67-year-old Shelby Township man. That motorcyclist was able to stay up and continue going until coming to a stop shortly after the collision, the sheriff department said.

After striking the first motorcycle, the Uplander continued south and struck a 2020 Harley Davidson driven by a 55-year-old Berkley man. That collision caused the bike to fall on the roadway and strike a 2021 Harley Davidson Road Glide that was traveling directly next to it, causing the 2021 Harley Davidson to fall on its side and the driver, a 42-year-old Southgate man, and his passenger, a 39-year-old Southgate woman, to separate from the bike, the sheriff department said.

Police said the Uplander continued south and struck another 1999 Harley Davidson motorcycle being driven by a 67-year-old Warren man. That motorcyclist was ejected from his bike and landed in a ditch.

The Warren man was pronounced dead at the scene. The Berkley man was transported to McLaren Lapeer Regional Hospital, where he later died of his injuries, police said.

All other drivers and passengers were transported to hospitals for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

The Port Sanilac Fire Department, Delaware Township Fire Department, Sanilac EMS and Croswell EMS also responded to the scene.

Alcohol, drugs and speed do not appear to be factors in the crash. The motorcyclists were also not wearing helmets, the sheriff department said.

The sheriff department said the driver of the Uplander has not been cooperative with the investigation and a report will be forwarded to the Sanilac County Prosecutor's Office for a review of criminal charges.

Contact Laura Fitzgerald at (810) 941-7072 or

This article originally appeared on Port Huron Times Herald: Port Sanilac man could face charges from Aug. 6 double-fatal crash