A 62-year-old woman is dead after crashing a motorcycle into a tree near her home in Barry County Friday morning.

The Barry Township Police Department said the woman was a novice rider, riding up and down her driveway around 9:30 a.m. Nov. 24, when she accelerated too fast and lost control down an embankment near the 11000 block of Gurd Road.

She crashed into a tree, sustained a head injury and was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other information is being released at this time.

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