2 Motorcyclists Dead Following Bay County Crash

HAMPTON TWP. (AP) – Authorities in Bay County say two motorcyclists are dead following a head-on collision over the weekend. WSGW-AM and The Bay City Times report the crash happened Saturday night in Hampton Township, about 90 miles northwest of Detroit.

Police say 49-year-old Frederick W. Mansfield from the Macomb County community of Armada and 34-year-old Douglas P. Clark Jr. of Bay City died following the crash. Authorities say Mansfield tried to pass a vehicle on a road east of Bay City and collided with Clark’s motorcycle.

Police say witnesses reported that the headlights on Clark’s motorcycle may not have been on.

The cause of the crash remained under investigation Monday.

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