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State Rep. Tim Brown involved in ‘serious’ Michigan motorcycle crash

MORAN TOWNSHIP, Michigan (WISH) — State Rep. Tim Brown was injured in what was called a “serious” motorcycle crash Wednesday morning in Mackinac County, Michigan.

It happened in northern Michigan on U.S. 2 when the Republican from Crawfordsville was traveling on his motorcycle with State Rep. Mike Speedy when Brown collided with an SUV that pulled in front of him. 

Brown was transported to a hospital in St. Ignace, Michigan, for multiple injuries and is in critical condition. Brown was later updated to critical, but stable condition on Thursday. He remains surrounded by family a he recovers. 

Speedy was able to avoid the vehicle and was not injured. The driver of the SUV, a 67-year-old from Rogers City, Michigan, was not injured.

Weather and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the crash.

Governor Eric Holcomb released the following statement:

House Speaker Brian Bosma released a statement on the crash:

State Rep. Tim Brown was involved in a serious motorcycle accident in northern Michigan late this morning. He was traveling on his motorcycle with State Rep. Mike Speedy when he struck an SUV that pulled out in front of them. Rep. Speedy was able to avoid the vehicle and was not injured. Out of respect for Tim’s family, we cannot confirm any details about his condition at this time. Tim is an invaluable member of our leadership team, a dedicated public servant and one of my most cherished friends. Our prayers are with him, his family and Rep. Speedy.

Senate President Pro Tem David Long also released a statement:

Dr. Brown is a remarkable man and beloved public servant, and I am very sad to hear the news that he has been involved in an accident. I hope Hoosiers will join me in offering thoughts and prayers of healing for Tim and strength for his family during this difficult time.

Brown has served in the Indiana House of Representatives since 1994 and represents district 41.