Man dies in Christmas Day motorcycle crash

The identity of the man who died Christmas Day in a motorcycle crash has been released. Authorities say 54 year old Robert Wakeham was riding a Harley Davidson around 3pm Wednesday on Lincoln Avenue in Fort Gratiot Township. Witness reports indicate that Wakeham was driving the bike at a high rate of speed, with him skidding and loosing control. He was thrown from the bike near East Montevista Drive and was taken to an area hospital for treatment where he was pronounced dead. St. Clair County Sheriff’s deputies say speed is believed to be a factor and that Wakeham was not wearing a helmet. Deputies were assisted by crews from Fort Gratiot Fire and Rescue.


A 54 year old Fort Gratiot Township man has died following a motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon. St. Clair County Sheriff’s Deputies say the man was riding a motorcycle in a subdivision off of Metcalf Road west of Lakeshore Road around 3:30pm Christmas Day. Lieutenant Scott Braun of the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office tells WPHM the man was unable to stop and crashed into a ditch near Lincoln Avenue and Montevista Drive. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment where he was later pronounced dead. Lt. Braun says the incident remains under instigation and that the name of the man is currently being withheld.