Posted on Apr 25, 2024

Motorcycle rider dies after colliding with SUV in Portage

PORTAGE, MI - Police in Portage said a motorcycle and an SUV were involved in a deadly collision on Sunday afternoon.

According to details reported by, the motorcyclist was riding a Suzuki sport motorcycle at a high rate of speed along Oakland Drive shortly before 1:23 p.m.  The bike then collided with a Toyota SUV that was making a left hand turn onto westbound Ridgefield Road.

The operator of the motorcycle, a 21-year-old man from Portage, died after being taken to an area hospital. The Toyota driver, a 77-year-old woman from Portage, sustained injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Oakland Drive was shut down between Haverhill Avenue and Romence Road for several hours for the accident investigation.

Our Michigan car accident lawyer will update this news blog should any additional details become available.