5-17-22 – Cass County Sheriff Richard J. Behnke reports his office is investigating a fatal crash which occurred at the intersection of US 12/Baldwin Prairie Rd, Porter Twp., Cass County, Michigan. This crash happened on 5/16/2022 at approximately 4:37 am.
Emergency personnel responded to the crash scene and found that two motorcycles had been struck from behind by a car. The vehicle and the motorcycles had been travelling west bound on US 12 near Baldwin Prairie Road. The driver of the car was identified as being Tristan Conner Thorpe (20) of White Pigeon, Michigan. The two motorcyclist were identified as Tanner Maddock Hull (20) and William David Monroe Kunz (21) both of White Pigeon, Michigan.
Initial investigation shows that Hull and Kunz were preparing to make a left turn onto Baldwin Prairie when they were struck by Thorpe. Both motorcyclist succumbed to their injuries at the crash scene.
Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash at this time. Kunz and Hull were not wearing helmets and Thorpe did use a seatbelt and the vehicles airbag did deploy.
Sheriff Behnke is asking anyone who came through the intersection prior to Emergency Personnel arriving on scene to please contact the Cass County Sheriff’s Office at 269-445-2481 about the crash.
This crash remains under investigation at this time.