1 dead in motorcycle accident

A badly damaged motorcycle involved in a fatal crash Thursday afternoon on Marquette County Road 550 is seen among trees. The victim, who lay nearby, was spotted by a passerby, who notified authorities. (Journal photo by Bud Sargent)

By Journal Staff

MARQUETTE — A 27-year-old Marquette man was found dead at the scene of a motorcycle accident that occurred Thursday on Marquette County Road 550 about a quarter mile south of the Little Presque Isle turnoff.

Kody Wayne Lenon reportedly failed to negotiate a curve while traveling south, left the roadway and struck a stand of trees on the east side of the road less than 100 feet from the pavement.

Police were called to the scene at 2:11 p.m., though preliminary investigation has shown the crash occurred sometime in the morning hours Thursday, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

Lenon was reportedly found by a passerby. Police said his friends were concerned when he did not return from his ride and called looking for him.