(MARCELLUS TOWNSHI) – One person is in critical condition following a motorcycle accident Thursday evening.
Cass County Sheriff Joseph Underwood says his deputies were called to M-40 north of Dutch Settlement Road just before 6 PM Thursday. Authorities say 71 year old Jerry Hartsfield of South Haven was traveling north on M-40 when he lost control of his motorcycle.
Hartsfield went off the road and flipped his motorcycle into a ditch. He was flown from the scene by West Michigan Air Care to Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.
Deputies say Hartsfield was not wearing a helmet and alcohol may have been a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.
Assisting at the scene were the Marcellus and Newburg Township Fire Departments, the Marcellus and Newburg Ambulance Companies along with Life Care Ambulance.