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June 20, 2013

One dead in Antrim County accident

MANCELONA — A Traverse City motorcyclist died in a car accident at a Mancelona intersection.

Gene Allan Town, 72, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Wednesday evening accident.

An Antrim County Sheriff's Department release states a pickup driven by Justin Ray Dodge, 22, of East Jordan, was traveling east on Hinman Street at the intersection of U.S. 131. Town was heading south on a Harley Davidson motorcycle and was struck by the truck. The accident occurred at 8:45 p.m.

Dodge told investigators he pulled out and didn't see the motorcycle after he stopped at the stop sign. Authorities said Town was wearing a helmet.

The sheriff's department is investigating the accident.

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