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. 

Lori September 13, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Was he wearing a helmet?
Tatum Ryan (Editor) September 13, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Hi Lori- I'm sorry but we do not have that information.
Chad September 13, 2012 at 04:13 PM
I don't think a helmet would've helped him. What bothers me is that someone could get out of their car, see the carnage, then leaving the scene. The woman should turn herself on, if she has any decency at all.
Chad September 13, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Turn herself in...sorry!
Caitlin September 13, 2012 at 10:08 PM
To whoever did this, please turn yourself in. That was my father and you took him away from me. And yes, he was wearing a helmet. My dad would never ride his bike without one.
Jamie September 14, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Whoever did this, you basically committed murder by leaving and not helping him at the accident site. This was my son's uncle and Caitlin I'm so sorry for your loss and I am thinking about you and your family. I pray that the Michigan State Police and or the Livingston County Sheriff or even both find this woman that did this and give that chic what should be coming to her and put her in jail and throw away the key for the rest of her life. As for whoever did this I hope they have internet and are reading this. Please, please turn yourself in, I had to let my son know after he got out of school that he wont be seeing his uncle again and that was hard for me to do.
Jamie September 14, 2012 at 02:29 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss Caitlin and when I heard I really started thinking about you guys all day. It was hard for me to tell your cousin Michael after he got out of school today. I know that your father was a good man and may he rest in peace. again I'm so sorry for your loss
Mike Johnston September 14, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Very sorry for your loss. I am a manager at the Waterford Panera Bread and live in Fenton. Chris was always so nice to me whenever I came in there I cant even imagine what your family is going through, my prayers are with you.
Beverly jones September 14, 2012 at 11:26 AM
If he lost Control and wrecked as the story says then the driver of the car was innocent and is probably scared. But she shouldn't be sounds to me like it was a true accident. I feel for the family of Mr Muncy but also the person that hit him, I can't imagine the torture she's going thru
Jamie September 14, 2012 at 11:53 AM
If I didn't know any better Bev, I believe you are on the original driver that hit him or that you may be the driver that hit Mr. Muncy. The story that I know is going around at least from what I have read online is that it is unknown how he lost control of his motorcycle but at least from what im reading I think that the original driver that hit him at least from what I have read about the damage is he may very well have lost control of his motorcycle by being rear ended first and then he fell off the bike. That's the only feasible way in hell that mercury grand marquis could have lost the grill. Guess you can say i know a little bit about accident investigation. Also this idiot that hit, got out and looked, and drove off literally committed murder on my son's uncle just by fleeing from the scene. Get your facts straight before you even talk.
Heather September 14, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Chris was my neighbor and a close family friend, I have talked to Linda (Chris's wife) the police told her that the bike was not hit at all. He could have lost control for any number of reasons. The police told linda that the woman who initially hit him that if she stayed at the scene and waited for police she would not have been penalized because it truly was an accident (since it was dark and it happened so very quickly). But since she fled the scene ( also for any number of reasons [there is a chance that she has no business being on the road in the first place i.e. suspended license, drunk driving, ect.]), she has committed a felony hit and run. That being said, this whole mess would be sorted out if she had stayed on the scene as it is required by law. She needs to be found and punished for her actions.
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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