Police ID man on bike hit, killed by car in Mt. Pleasant - WNEM TV 5

Police ID man on bike hit, killed by car in Mt. Pleasant

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Alcohol is believed to be a factor after a woman driver hit and killed a man riding his bike. 

It happened on Tuesday, June 27 at about 8:25 p.m. on River Road, near Deer Run Drive in Mt. Pleasant. 

Investigators said the driver, a 29-year-old woman from Weidman, was heading west on River Road when she hit a man riding a bike. The man, 53-year-old Michael James Seaman from Mt. Pleasant, was taken to Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant and later taken to Mid-Michigan Medical Center in Midland where he died from their injuries, police said. 

Seaman was well-known in the Mt. Pleasant cycling community.

"He's probably the Lance Armstrong of Michigan, he's been racing and riding that long and he has that kind of influence in our state," said cyclist Ben Rollenhagen.

The cycling community is honoring his legacy, a bike now sits at the accident scene.

"It's just been very humbling to see the cycling community come together to go on this memorial ride, to put a ghost bike out at the crash site, and it's amazing how quickly that tied together," said Allison Lents, the manager at Motorless Motion.

The driver of the vehicle was not hurt. 

The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but police said alcohol is believed to be a factor.

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