DOUGLASS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The Montcalm County Sheriff’s Office says it was misinformed when it was told one of the people involved in a motorcycle crash near Stanton had died.
“We received information from medical personnel last evening that one of the individuals involved in the motorcycle crash had died. We have since learned the person did not die,” the sheriff’s office said in a Wednesday afternoon Facebook post.
The sheriff’s office put out a release Wednesday morning saying one person had been killed and another injured in the crash that happened on Stanton Road near Nevins Road in Douglass Township around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
According to the sheriff’s office, a 54-year-old Greenville man was heading westbound on Stanton Road when the motorcycle’s rear tire blew out, causing the man to lose control. The motorcyclist and his passenger, a 47-year-old Greenville woman, were thrown from the motorcycle. The sheriff’s office said neither rider was wearing a helmet. Both were taken to the hospital.
The sheriff’s office apologized for mistakenly saying one of the people had died. It offered prayers for the people.
“We strive to provide accurate information and greatly failed. We will work to ensure things like this do not occur in the future,” it wrote.