Tue. Aug 16th, 2022
A MAKE A Wish bike tour tragedy left two people killed and three hospitalized after an SUV drove into cyclists.

Police said two bicyclists were left dead and three others were injured after the horrific incident in Ionia County, Michigan.


The crash took place in Ionia County, Michigan[/caption]

The crash occurred at approximately 11am on Friday during the Make-A-Wish Michigan 35th Annual Wish-A-Mile (WAM) Bicycle Tour, according to ABC-affiliate WXYZ.

Following the fatal crash, Make-A-Wish Michigan released the following statement: “We are deeply saddened to share that a tragic accident occurred in lonia County today involving cyclists participating in the Make-A-Wish® Michigan 35th Annual Wish-A-Mile® (WAM) Bicycle Tour.

“Two riders were killed, and three were injured after being struck by a car.

“Our staff and the entire Make-A-Wish family are heartbroken and offer our deepest sympathy for the riders involved, their loved ones, and all members of the WAM community during this difficult time.

“We are thankful to the first responders who arrived immediately to save lives. We are supporting our riders, staff, and volunteers with grief counseling and assisting with the law enforcement investigation.

“The third day of our WAM 300 as well as our one-day WAM 50 and WAM Jr. scheduled for Sunday, July 31 have been canceled out of respect for the family.”

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