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St. Jacob man killed in motorcycle crash


A St. Jacob man was killed in an apparent motorcycle crash Tuesday night.

Michael D. Harris, 40, of St. Jacob was found on Schmalz Road near Schlaefer Road in rural St. Jacob at about 11:17 p.m. Tuesday by a passing motorist.

Guestbook for Michael D. Harris

No one witnessed the crash, but according to the Madison County Coroner’s Office, it appeared that Harris was eastbound on Schmalz Road when he lost control of his 2012 Harley-Davidson Road King motorcycle.

Harris was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:32 a.m. He was wearing a helmet, but appeared to have died as a result of neck trauma, according to the coroner’s office.

Routine toxicology tests for alcohol and drugs were pending, and the crash was under investigation by the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.

Funeral arrangements were pending at Richeson Funeral Home in Troy.