Woman killed in motorcycle-involved crash on Red Arrow Highway

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(Photo supplied/Berrien County Sheriff's Office)

A woman was killed when the motorcycle she was operating collided with a car in Berrien County.

The crash happened around 6:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, at the intersection of Red Arrow Highway and Community Hall Road in New Buffalo Township.

Upon arrival, Sheriff’s Deputies found a woman, unresponsive, lying on the road.  

Two doctors who were passing by were already administering CPR.

The operator of the motorcycle, Stacy Johnson, 23, of Illinois, was taken to Franciscan Hospital in Michigan City where she was pronounced dead.

Investigators determined that a car going southbound driven by a Three Oaks woman was slowing down to pull into Timothy’s Restaurant.  As the woman was making a left turn into the parking lot she pulled directly into the path of the motorcycle.

Johnson was was not wearing a helmet, according to the Berrien County Sheriff’s Office.

New Buffalo Township Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted by the Berrien County Sheriff’s Traffic Crash reconstruction unit.

The crash is still under investigation.

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