Niles man suffers minor injuries in motorcycle-deer accident

Published 8:42 am Friday, July 1, 2022

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

NILES — A motorcycle-deer accident sent a Niles man to the hospital with minor injuries Friday morning.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Department responded to the crash as approximately 12:10 a.m. on White Street, west of Thompson Road in Howard Township.

Emergency personnel arrived on scene and found that a west bound motorcycle had struck a deer. The motorcyclist was identified as Kevin Ott, 51. of Niles. Ott had minor injuries from the crash and was not wearing a helmet.

Ott was transported to Lakeland Hospital, Niles for treatment.

Alcohol possibly played a factor in the crash.

Deputies were assisted on scene by the Pokagon Tribal Police Department, Michigan State Police, Howard Township Fire Department and SMCAS EMS.

This crash remains under investigation.