Teenager on bicycle killed in community of East Tawas, northern Michigan


EAST TAWAS, MI – A teenage cyclist has died after being struck by a van in Iosco County.

At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Monday, August 31, soldiers from the Michigan State Police’s West Branch responded to a personal injury accident at the intersection of US 23 and Tawas Beach Road in East Tawas .

Upon arrival, they discovered that a 16-year-old man was riding a bicycle on the sidewalk. As it was crossing the road in the crosswalk, a northbound 2019 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by a 62-year-old man from East Tawas turned right onto Tawas Beach Road and struck the cyclist.

First responders said the teenager died at the scene. He was a student at Oscoda High School, the soldiers report.

The soldiers are continuing to investigate the collision and are not disclosing further details.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident is encouraged to call the soldiers at 989-345-0956.

The West Branch soldiers were assisted at the scene by the East Tawas Fire Department and the Iosco County Sheriff’s Department.

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