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      Motorcyclist killed after being hit by a truck

      A Traverse City man is dead after his motorcycle was hit by a truck in Antrim County.

      A Traverse City man is dead after his motorcycle was hit by a truck in Antrim County.

      The crash happened at 8:45pm Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. 131 and Hinman Street in Mancelona.

      The Antrim County Sheriff says a pickup truck driven by Justin Dodge, 22, of East Jordan was on Hinman Street when he pulled onto U.S. 131 and hit the motorcyclist.

      The driver of the motorcycle, Gene Allan Town, 72, of Traverse City was pronounced dead at the scene by the Antrim County Medical Examiner.

      Dodge told deputies he didn't see the motorcycle on U.S. 131 after he stopped at the intersection.

      Sheriff Daniel Bean says Town was wearing a helmet.