Motorcycle breaks apart, 1 seriously injured in I-94 crash

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ANTWERP TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say a man was seriously injured and his motorcycle broke apart in a crash on I-94 in Van Buren County.

The crash happened around 4:15 p.m. Sunday on westbound I-94 about a half-mile west of exit 66 for Mattawan.

When deputies arrived, they found a 32-year-old man from Clio lying on the ground with serious injuries.

Deputies learned the motorcyclist was driving fast and passing several cars when he crashed into a Volkswagen Jetta traveling in the right lane. The rider lost control and came off his motorcycle as it slid along the highway and into the median.

The man was taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo with fractures, injured feet and legs and significant road rash to his body. Authorities say the helmet he was wearing was also damaged in the crash.

The car involved in the crash was damaged and needed to be towed from the scene.

The 28-year-old driver from Chicago and his passenger were not injured.

Deputies believe speed played a role in the crash. Their findings will be forwarded to the Van Buren County Prosecutor’s Office, which will decide if charges should be filed.

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