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Former State Rep. Doug Bennett dead after motorcycle incident

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Posted at 9:02 PM, Jul 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-18 22:18:35-04

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.

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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.

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