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Battle Creek Motorcycle Crash Kills 59-Year-Old Woman

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A 59-year-old Battle Creek woman was killed and the driver of a car arrested after a crash at 8:11 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Battle Creek Enquirer.

Battle Creek police said Thursday that Linda McTague died at the scene of the crash in the 21000 block of M-37 at Halbert Road.

Police said she was southbound on a motorcycle when a 1965 red Ford Mustang pulled from a private driveway and, according to a witness, began swerving at the driver and collided with the motorcycle.

The driver of the car, 47, from Augusta, was not hurt. He was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol causing death. Police said a breath test administered after the crash showed a .127 percent of alcohol. The legal limit for driving a vehicle in Michigan is .08 percent.

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