Midland County Motorcyclist Killed after Hitting Deer

MILLS TOWNSHIP, MI – The Midland County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a motorcycle/deer crash that claimed the life of a 62-year-old Linwood man. Fatal Motorcycle

The incident took place on Shaffer Road east of Eastman Road in Midland County’s Mills Township at approximately 9:18 pm on June 29th, 2016.

The investigation of the incident shows that 62-year-old Stewart Eddy was driving his 1999 Harley Davidson Road King eastbound on Shaffer road when he struck a deer. He then lost control of his motorcycle and crashed.

Stewart Eddy was transported to Mid Michigan Medical in Midland where he died as a result of his injuries. Mr. Eddy was wearing a helmet.

The crash remains under investigation pending toxicology reports but drugs or alcohol do not appear to be a factor. The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Mills Township Fire Department and Mid Michigan Medical EMS.