Bike Rider Dies After Collision with STCS School Bus

A collision with a Saginaw Township school bus has left a man dead after he tried crossing the road on his bike.

Eighty-five-year-old Laverne K. Cork of Saginaw Township, was riding west on the south sidewalk of State St. near Coolidge Ave. around 2:15 Wednesday afternoon, when he crossed over the road towards Linda St., bringing a number of cars to an immediate stop. Witnesses said Cork was wobbling as he rode his bike across State, before hitting the side of the westbound school bus and falling to the ground, where he later died.

No children were on the bus, but State St. between Mackinaw and Hemmeter was closed for more than 90 minutes, as first responders handled and cleared the scene.