Michigan Motorcycle Crash Leaves One Woman Dead, Man Injured

Michigan Motorcycle Crash Leaves One Woman Dead, Man InjuredA woman from West Bloomfield, Michigan, was killed in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, July 31, when she crashed her vehicle on South Holly Road, near the Fenton city limits, the West Bloomfield Patch reports.

Ellen Fuson, 56, had to be rushed to Hurley Medical Center in Flint, where she remained on life support for a matter of hours before she died, Michigan State Police trooper Nate Ellis told the news source.

Fuson's husband, Jackie Fuson, was driving the motorcycle when the crash occurred, and was rushed to University of Michigan Health System, where he is listed in serious condition, according to the media outlet.

The news provider reports that the accident happened when the motorcycle was traveling west on Holly Road in Rose Township and went around a sharp curve, where it crossed the center line and collided with a Ford truck traveling the opposite direction. Both riders were thrown from the bike, while Ellen Fuson was then hit by a full-size van, driven by a 58-year-old resident of Holly, who was uninjured in the crash.

Police say both riders were wearing helmets, and believe the speed of the motorcycle was most likely the cause of the crash.

Police and fire departments from Fenton, as well as the Genessee County Sheriff's Department, Michigan State Police and STAT EMS ambulances responded to the crash, where they found the victims still alive and breathing at the scene, prompting the crews to call in two University of Michigan Survival Flight helicopters to aid in the rescue.

According to Michigan live, Jackie Fuson is undergoing surgery for his injuries, and it has been determined that alcohol did not play a factor in the crash.