GH couple injured in motorcycle crash in Upper Peninsula

Becky Vargo • Aug 22, 2017 at 1:21 PM

A Grand Haven man was airlifted to a Marquette hospital after crashing his motorcycle on an Upper Peninsula road this past weekend.

Michigan State Police reported that Robert Wydeck, 63, suffered a medical incident while operating his motorcycle on M-28 near M-77 in Seney at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Wydeck lost control of the motorcycle, went off the north side of the road and struck a sign, police said. Both Wydeck and his wife, Kathleen McCartney-Wydeck, 63, were thrown from the motorcycle.

Robert Wydeck was transported by Valley Med Helicopter to U.P. Health Systems in Marquette. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, police said.

An ambulance transported Kathleen Wydeck to Helen Newberry-Joy Hospital. She was wearing a helmet when they crashed.

Police said both Wydecks suffered non-life-threatening injuries. No further information was available on their condition since the crash.

Neither speed nor alcohol was a factor in the crash, police said.

State troopers were assisted at the scene by Seney Township firefighters and Newberry EMS.

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