White Lake Man Dies After Being Ejected from Motorcycle in Hartland

Christopher Muncy, 53, died on scene after being hit by several cars on U.S. 23, police say.

A 53-year-old White Lake man died at the scene of a traffic crash Wednesday after he lost control his motorcycle and was ejected into traffic, according to a press release from the Livingston County Sheriff's Department.

Police say that Christopher Muncy was driving his 2006 Honda motorcycle on U.S. 23, just north of Crouse Road in Hartland, around 10 p.m. on Sept. 12 when he lost control of the motorcycle and was hit by several cars in the left lane of southbound U.S. 23, according to the report. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The first vehicle that struck Muncy initially stopped, according to the report, but left prior to emergency vehicles arriving on scene. 

Police are asking for help identifying the missing vehicle which based on parts found on the scene appears to be a grayish or light blue Mercury that was possibly an older model Grand Marquis. The vehicle would have significant front end damage and may be missing the silver Mercury grill, according to the report. Witnesses say a female was seen exiting the vehicle when it initially stopped at the scene.

Anyone with information about the vehicle is asked to contact Crime Stoppers or Deputy Brad Neff with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Safety Bureau at 517-540-7984.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel with the Michigan State Police Brighton Post, Hartland /Deerfield Fire Authority and Livingston County EMS. 

Diana Ahnen September 14, 2012 at 05:19 PM
However This Tragic Accident Played Out, The Person Who Left The Scene, Needs To Turn Themselves In, U DO NOT Leave The Scene Of An Accident..#1 Rule We ALL Learned In Drivers Ed!!! Does Not Matter If Your Scared, Just DO The Right Thing!!! So Sorry For Your Loss Caitlin!!
Lauren Paschke September 14, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Chris was an awesome person to work with! I worked with him in West Bloomfield when he first came to Panera. He always had an infectious smile and positive attitude and I loved working with him! He was also a great chef and used to bring in all of his creations. I'm so sorry to the Muncy family for their loss, Chris was a great man and will never be forgotten. It's just so sad that someone this wonderful was taken away from this world!
Guy Overall September 15, 2012 at 10:00 AM
To all of the muncy family. I am so sorry for your loss. Chris was a great friend of mine most of my life and I have known Linda sisnce 5th grade. The last memory I have of Chris was a couple of months ago when he was backing out of my brother Greg's driveway on his cycle. I atold him i didnt know they made cycles with belly rests (Chris was a big guy) and we laughed said our goodbyes. I spend months with him on bow hunting trips up north and will always cherish the time we had. He was a good father,husband and friend and always on the right side of any issue. RIP old friend. Guy
Guy Overall September 15, 2012 at 10:12 AM
Caitlin, I am so sorry for what happened. I know your dad loved you very much. Everytime I would see him he would brag about you and tell me all the stories about you and him fishing,etc. He will be dearly missed by everybody who knew him. Stay strong and keep on track with any plans for college, carreer etc. I know he wouldnt want you to miss a positive step in your life because his time with us was cut short. Give your mom lots of hugs because you both are going to need them.
Mary Hoke September 21, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Caitlin, John and Ryan lost a GREAT Father because someone who cared more about themselves than taking any accountability for their actions, left him for dead instead of seeking help and flagging someone down to keep him out of further danger! You make me sick!!!!! Linda and Chris lost the rest of their lives to be able to count on each other! Out of pure ignorance and malice! Turn yourself in and take accountability for your actions!!!!! GIVE THEM THAT since you already took enough!!!!!!!!!!!! Mary Hoke


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