Posted on May 31, 2024

Man, woman hospitalized after Wayne Township motorcycle crash

CASS COUNTY, MI - Authorities were called to the scene of a motorcycle accident in Cass County on Wednesday afternoon.

WWMT reports the incident happened on Marcellus Highway and Griffith Road in Wayne Township. According to the Cass County Sheriff's Office, a motorcyclist was going west on Marcellus Highway shortly before 3:30 p.m. when the bike began to experience mechanical issues.

The rider lost control and crashed into the eastbound lane.  The operator of the motorcycle, 54-year-old Robert Rudd of Decatur, and his passenger, 44-year-old Melisa Menzies of Elkhart, Indiana, were taken to South Bend Memorial Hospital.  No details were released on their conditions.  Neither person was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, investigators said.

At this time, it is not believed that drugs or alcohol were contributing factors in the accident.

Our Michigan car accident lawyer will update this news blog with any additional information as it comes to light.