MUSKEGON, Mich. — Former State Representative and Muskegon County Commissioner Doug Bennett is dead after a motorcycle incident on Friday July 16, 2021.
Police said that they were dispatched to 1600 block of Beach Street just before 9 p.m. Friday night for reports of a crash involving a truck and a motorcycle.
Officers arrived to find the motorcyclist, Bennett, lying motionless in the street.
Bennett was 75 years old and was on a 1200 Sportster at the time of the incident.
According to Bennett's family, it was unusual for his father to be out past 10:30 p.m.
The incident happened near The Deck, a restaurant in Muskegon. Bennett’s daughter confirmed his death upon going to the flashing lights, the City of Muskegon Department of Public Safety reports.
The crash remains under investigation.