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Two injured in Grant motorcycle crash

Metro Wire Staff

Two people were injured in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash in the town of Grant on Sunday evening.

The Portage County Sheriff’s Office said the motorcycle, driven by a 66-year-old Wisconsin Rapids man, lost control and overturned, ejecting both the driver and his 59-year-old female passenger.

Neither occupant was wearing a helmet. The driver sustained minor injuries and was taken by ambulance to Marshfield Medical Center. The passenger, also from Wisconsin Rapids, suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to the same hospital.

The driver was cited for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, causing injury, and failure to maintain control. The crash remains under investigation.

Multiple agencies responded to the scene, including the Grand Rapids Fire Department, Grant Emergency Medical Responders, United Emergency Medical Response, and Aspirus MedEvac air medical transport.