Car vs. motorcycle crash injures 2

GLADSTONE — Injuries were reported in an accident involving a motorcycle and vehicle early Sunday evening, according to troopers from the Michigan State Police Gladstone Post.

Police said that at about 6:18 p.m. Sunday, troopers were dispatched to the accident scene at U.S. 2 and U.S. 41 near Eustace Road in Harris Township.

Eric Laurin, 34, and his wife, Tera Laurin, 45, both from Carney, were traveling westbound on U.S. 2 when their motorcycle collided with a car whose driver, Mary Gaudette, 71, of Gladstone, attempted to turn eastbound onto U.S. 2 from Eustace Road.

Gaudette reported no injuries at the scene but was found to be at fault for the accident for failing to yield the right-of-way to the motorcycle.

Eric Laurin was airlifted from the scene by Valley Med Flight to UP Health System-Marquette for treatment of multiple non-life-threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Tera Laurin, who was wearing a helmet, walked away from the scene with minor injuries.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by the Menominee County Sheriff’s Office, the Delta County Sheriff’s Office, the Hannahville Police Department, Rampart Ambulance, Valley Med Flight, the Harris Township Fire Department and the Gurley Township Fire Department.

Also assisting immediately after the crash were several members of the Bark River-Harris High School football team who were at the school for pictures and an assembly.