UPDATE: Man dies after motorcycle strikes guardrail in Jackson County

UPDATE: The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident Saturday night.

Sheriff Steve Rand tells 6 News that Paul Simon, 53 of Horton, was traveling west on Jefferson Road, west of Skiff Lake Road when he hit a guardrail.

There were no other vehicles involved.

The man was taken to Henry Ford Allegiance were he died.

Investigators say Simon was wearing a helmet and speed and alcohol appear to have been factors in the crash,

LIBERTY TWP, Mich. (WLNS) – A 53 year old man from Horton was killed in Jackson County late Saturday night, after the motorcycle he was riding crashed into a guard rail.

It happened just before midnight on Jefferson Road near Skiff Lake Road in Liberty Township.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the 53-year-old man was heading west on Jefferson Road, which is west of Skiff Lake Road, when he struck a guard rail while making a turn.

Emergency responders rushed to the scene, when they got there, police say he was in critical condition.

The man was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Police say both speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.

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