Names released in fatal Ionia car-motorcycle accident


By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 22, 2012

IONIA – Names have been released regarding a fatal car-motorcycle accident Wednesday night in Ionia.

Cynthia Marie Younker, 33, of Greenville, died after a car driven by Christopher James Brandt, 19, of Ionia, collided with Younker’s motorcycle.

The accident occurred at 10:10 p.m. at the intersection of M-66 and Dildine Road.

Younker was traveling north on M-66 on a 2003 Harley-Davidson when she collided with a Ford four-door vehicle pulling onto northbound M-66 from Dildine Road. Younker was pronounced dead at the scene.

Brandt was treated for minor injuries at Sparrow Hospital of Ionia.

Troopers were assisted on the scene by the Ionia Department of Public Safety, the Ionia County Sheriff’s Department and Life EMS.

The crash remains under investigation.

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