The names of all of those involved were not released pending family notification, said Sgt. Jay Douglas of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.
Douglas said that a 17-year-old Marne resident was driving a 2001 Chevy Blazer west on Arthur Street, passed a slower moving vehicle and did not see the eastbound motorcycle.
She tried to swerve off the road, but still sideswiped the motorcycle, Douglas said. The crash occurred at about 8:12 p.m.
The man driving the 2003 Yamaha motorcycle, a 48-year-old Comstock Park resident, suffered critical injuries and was air-lifted to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. His passenger, a 43-year-old Wyoming woman, also suffered critical injuries. Life Ambulance transported her to Butterworth Hospital.
The driver of the Blazer was not injured.
The crash remains under investigation.