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      Man charged for fatal motorcycle crash in Gwinn

      Forsyth Township Police Department officers were dispatched to a fatal crash on Saturday, August 23 involving a motorcycle with two passengers.

      The police department reports that William Henry Toyra Jr, the driver of the motorcycle, was allegedly driving on M-35 in Gwinn when he collided with the building of the Happy Hour Bar. As a result, the female passenger on the motorcycle died. Toyra was also injured in the crash.

      Toyra was arrested and arraigned on a charge of Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death, which carries a sentence of up to 15 years. He is scheduled to appear in court on September 5.

      The name of the female passenger is being withheld out of respect for the family as they continue to notify family members.

      The Forsyth Township Police Department was assisted at the scene by Chocolay Township Police, the Michigan State Police, Forsyth Township Fire and EMS services.