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Indiana lawmaker badly injured after Rogers City man pulls in front of motorcycle

Submitted by Phil Heimerl on September 13, 2018 – 12:36 amNo Comment

An Indiana lawmaker was badly injured in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Wednesday morning, after a Rogers City man pulled in front of his motorcycle causing an accident.

The crash happened around 11 a.m., just west of the Mackinac Bridge, near the intersection of US-2 and Boulevard Drive.

According to an initial investigation by the Michigan State Police, the 67 year-old Rogers City man pulled out of the intersection with his sports utility vehicle (SUV) and into the path of the motorcycle, which was operated by 62 year-old Timothy Brown of Crawfordsville, Indiana.

Brown is one of the top-ranking Republicans in the Indiana Statehouse and chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.  He was transported to the Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace for multiple injuries and later transferred to a Petoskey hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

The Rogers City man was not hurt.

Weather and alcohol were not believed to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.

Brown was was on a trip with fellow Republican Representative Mike Speedy of Indianapolis, who was not injured in the crash.

Troopers were assisted by the Mackinac County Sheriff’s Department, St. Ignace Police Department, St. Ignace Fire Department, Straits Area EMS and Michigan Department of Transportation.

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