News Release

Motorcylce Personal injury Crash 5737-18 9/2/18

Nature of Incident:    Motorcycle accident with serious injury

Date & Time:   09/02/2018 1750 Hours

Location:   69000 block of County Road 652

Complaint Number:  5737-18


Sheriff Daniel E. Abbott reports on the date of 09/02/2018 Van Buren County Deputies responded to the scene of a single vehicle motorcycle crash with injuries. The initial investigation found that the cycle was being ridden by a 68-year-old male driver and 51-year-old female passenger. The driver lost control of the cycle in a curve causing it to run off the roadway and eject both riders. Both riders sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries and were transported to the hospital. The driver was not wearing a helmet, but the passenger was. It is believed that alcohol was a factor in the crash based on the initial investigation. Once the investigation is complete the report will be forwarded to the prosecutor for review.

Investigating Deputies:

Deputy Larry Weers    Sergeant Casey Davis

Supervisor Contact:

Anyone with information can contact the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office at (269) 657-3101, Crime Stoppers 1-800-342-7867, Silent Observer (269) 343-2100 or your local Police Department.

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Jim Charon