The 12-year-old, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses told authorities the ATV was resting on top of the boy. Under Michigan law, you must be 16 to ride an ATV. Since Eliason was only 12, police are investigating who the ATV belonged to and who allowed him to ride it.
Two people are recovering after their vehicle flipping several times Saturday night. The driver went off the highway after losing control of the vehicle, hitting an embankment before rolling over several times. Both adults were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The 2-year-old child was not injured during the crash.
A man has died after crashing his quad in a wooded area north of Sayles Road near Johnson Road in Ionia. The 36-year-old man was driving his quad too fast and went over the edge of a ravine. When rescue crews arrived, the man was not breathing.
A bicyclist has died after getting hit by a car Friday night at the intersection of Taylor Street and 88th Avenue in Blendon Township. 45-year-old Brian Kenneth Smith of Allendale was riding his bike eastbound on Taylor Street when he was hit by a car from behind. Smith was not wearing any reflective clothing and there are no street lights in the area.
Two people were killed and one injured in a head-on crash Thursday morning between a Honda and a Ford Escape on Red Arrow Highway in Van Buren County, according to Michigan State Police. The Honda passenger, a 91-year-old woman, and driver, a 66-year-old man, both died. The driver of a Ford Escape, a 70-year-old man, was taken to the hospital as is listed in stable condition. All three victims, whose names have not yet been released, were wearing seat belts when the wreck occurred. Anyone who saw the crash is being asked to call Michigan State Police at 269.657.5551.
Bryan Bowker New Mexico, to test the aircraft before he purchased it. His first takeoff was successful, but the second time he took off, the aircraft went to the right and crashed, according to authorities on scene. Bowker’s wife was watching from the ground he crashed, along with the couple who were selling the aircraft.