Emergency crews responded to a report of a motorcycle crash, late Saturday evening on Dickman Road near Avenue A in Springfield. When authorities arrived on the scene, around 11:45 PM., they found a 54 year-old Battle Creek woman unresponsive with several injuries. She was later pronounced dead.

Witnesses said that the motorcycle seemed to veer off from the road before the crash, hitting a sign.

A press release, from the Calhoun County Sheriff's Office, states that the initial investigation indicates that excessive speed, alcohol consumption and a lack of a helmet are all contributing factors in the crash.

The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.