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Montcalm County Sheriff's Office
Friday October 1st, 2021 :: 10:56 a.m. EDT


Car versus motorcycle fatality crash. See NIXLE site for full story.

SUBJECT OF RELEASE:  Car versus motorcycle fatality crash
DATE AND TIME:  Approximately 5:00 P.M. on Thursday, September 30, 2021
LOCATION:  Carson City Road (M-57) and West County Line Road, Eureka Township.
Montcalm County Deputies responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of Carson City Road at West County Line Road on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at approximately 5:00 P.M.
The investigation revealed that 2015 Chevrolet Traverse was stopped on West County Line Road, facing south, and waiting to turn left to head east on Carson City Road.  A 1996 Honda VT1100 motorcycle was westbound on Carson City Road approaching the intersection when the Traverse began its turn pulling into the path of the Honda.  The Honda attempted to stop but struck the Traverse.
The driver of the Traverse, a 29-year-old Greenville woman and an eight-year-old female passenger were uninjured.  The driver of the motorcycle died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained and is identified as Daniel G. Brainard, age 53 of Rockford. 
The occupants of the Traverse were both using their seatbelts.  Mr. Brainard was wearing a helmet.  There were other vehicles at the intersection as the crash occurred.  There were no indications of other contributing factors.  The intersection was closed for approximately 3 ½ hours.  The crash remains under investigation.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Montcalm County Emergency Services, Montcalm County Central Dispatch, the Greenville Department of Public Safety, Oakfield Township Fire Department, Rockford Ambulance and the Michigan State Police.

Montcalm County Sheriff's Office
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Stanton, MI 48888

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