Motorcyclist accused of driving drunk, hitting, killing teen playing Pokemon Go

ROSEVILLE, MI (WDIV) A 14-year-old Roseville, Michigan boy playing “Pokemon Go” died Friday evening after he was hit by an alleged intoxicated motorcycle rider.

Friends describe Ryan Mannes as “the happy kid.” He played shortstop on the baseball team at Roseville High School.

Witnesses said Ryan ran into the street just before the motorcycle ran him over.

“They went to the end of the corner and the motorcycle was coming. The boy kind of ran into the middle of street and motorcycle smacked him,” one witness said.

The 24-year-old man driving the motorcycle and his passenger were thrown off the bike. Police later arrested the man for drunken driving. They said had a blood alcohol content of 0.14, nearly twice the legal limit.

Even though police said Ryan was playing “Pokemon Go” in the street at night., police and friends said the driver is still at fault.

“He shouldn’t have been drunk and they should not have been in the road, but I just don’t get why it happened,” one person said. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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