Sunday Morning Motorcycle Accident
Monday, July 26, 2021

BRANCH COUNTY, MI – A man suffered a severe head injury Sunday morning when his motorcycle struck a deer in northeastern Branch County.

According to the Branch County Sheriff’s Department, David Briegel, age 49 of Tekonsha, was heading west on East Girard Road west of Dean Road just after midnight when he struck the deer.

Investigators say Briegel did not report the accident. Reports indicate he was taken to ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital by a friend at about 5 a.m. Sunday morning sometime after the crash.

Branch County Sheriff Deputies were notified at 5:47 a.m. by the hospital. Investigators say Briegal was not wearing a helmet.

Briegel was later transported to Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo by ambulance for his injury.

The crash remains under investigation by the Branch County Sheriff’s Department.