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Local emergency units respond to motorcycle crash


ALPENA, Mich.— The Michigan State Police and the Alpena Township Fire Department responded to a motorcycle crash early Tuesday morning. Twenty-three year old Joseph Bracken of Alpena was traveling along M–32 and Lake Winyah Road when he struck a deer.

Bracken was found by first responders lying off the shoulder of the road. He was transported to MidMichigan Medical Center with abrasions and an injured left ankle.

Police said, if the Alpena man was not wearing a helmet the crash could have been fatal.