Winamac Man Killed in Missouri Motorcycle Crash

Michael Blinn
Michael Blinn

A Winamac man was killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash Sunday morning on an interstate in southeast Missouri. Michael Blinn, 50, was northbound on Interstate 55 in Portageville on a 2004 Harley-Davidson, ran off the left side of the roadway and was thrown from the bike, according to a crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He was wearing a helmet. The wreck happened at 8:30 a.m., and he was pronounced dead a short time later by the New Madrid County Coroner. Blinn sold tractors at Gilsinger Implements in Winamac and wrote a weekly newspaper column for The Pulaski County Journal. He also starred in the locally-produced movie And Then You Die. Arrangements are pending at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

 

 

Michael E. “Tank” Blinn

Funeral services for Michael E. “Tank” Blinn, 50, of Winamac, are Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. EDT at Frain Mortuary in Winamac. Visitation is Friday, June 28 from 4-8 p.m. EDT at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the charity of the donor’s choice.