Two killed when motorcycle collides with rental truck in Ishpeming Thursday

ISHPEMING – A man and a woman were killed Thursday afternoon when their motorcycle collided with a Ryder rental truck in Ishpeming.

Ishpeming police said at approximately 1:20 p.m. a motorcycle traveling eastbound on U.S. 41 struck the vehicle, driven by a 19-year-old Ishpeming man, as the truck attempted to turn south onto Lakeshore Drive.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the truck may have turned into the path of the motorcycle, police said.

The motorcycle’s driver and passenger, who police believe to be Upper Peninsula residents, died at the scene.

As authorities are trying to locate and notify the next of kin of those who died, their names and the name of the truck’s driver will not be released at this time.

The accident remains under investigation.