Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash near Trufant

Montcalm County

MAPLE VALLEY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A motorcyclist was hospitalized after crashing southwest of Trufant Tuesday night.

It happened around 10 p.m. near the intersection of Masters Road and W. Stanton Road in Maple Valley Township. Michigan State Police say the motorcycle was the only vehicle involved.

Authorities say he was driving south on Masters Road when he ran off the road.

The motorcycle was turned over several times before it stopped, according to Michigan State Police.

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Investigators on the scene of a crash on Masters Road southwest of Trufant on Aug. 20, 2019.

Trooper Jacob Lewis on the scene said the motorcyclist wasn’t wearing a helmet and sustained injuries to the head, torso, arms and legs. He was taken to the hospital via ambulance with serious injuries.

His name wasn’t released Tuesday night. However, troopers say he is a 45-year-old man from Newaygo.

The investigation into the crash was ongoing, but troopers said speed may have been a factor.

The community of Trufant is about 10 miles northwest of Greenville.

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