UPDATE: Motorcyclist who struck fallen tree identified, remains in critical condition

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ALGER COUNTY, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: The Alger County Sheriff's Office has identified the motorcyclist who struck a fallen tree on H-58 Wednesday afternoon.

Thomas Philip Miller, 63, of Oxford, Michigan remains in critical condition.
A motorcyclist is in critical condition after a crash on H-58 in Alger County. It happened at approximately 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The Alger County Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting a single motorcycle accident on H-58 near Ross Lake Rd.

According to the Alger County Sheriff's Office, two motorcycles were traveling on H-58 in a single file formation.

A large tree fell between the two motorcycles into the path of the rear motorcycle. The operator of the second motorcycle struck the tree and was ejected traveling approximately 250 feet before coming to rest in the roadway.

The driver was transferred to a landing zone by Alger EMS where care was transferred to Valley Med Flight. The driver was then transferred to UP Health System Marquette where he is in critical condition.

Deputies say the operator of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet. The name of the victim is not being released until his family is notified.

Alger County Sheriff’s deputies, Pictured Rocks National Park Rangers, Alger EMS and Munising Township Fire Department responded to the scene.

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