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Montcalm County Sheriff's Office
Thursday December 24th, 2015 :: 10:57 a.m. EST


Pedestrian struck by multiple vehicles.


SUBJECT OF RELEASE: Pedestrian struck by multiple vehicles
DATE AND TIME: Approximately 10:34 P.M. on Wednesday, December 23, 2015
LOCATION: Bailey Road north of McBride Road, Maple Valley Township
CONTACT: Undersheriff Michael Williams

Montcalm County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of person being struck by a vehicle. The investigation revealed that the person was struck by two vehicles.

Samantha Burden, age 21 from Pierson, was headed south on Bailey Road in a 2003 Saturn Ion. Burden saw something in the road and determined it was a person, later identified as Daniel Rizor age 48 from Coral, bent over near a bicycle. Burden braked and swerved in an attempt to avoid a collision however stuck Rizor. Burden went to a nearby home to call Central Dispatch however before she returned, another vehicle struck Rizor as he lay in the roadway.

The second vehicle, a 2011 Ford Edge driven by Katrina Billin age 41 from Gowen, was travelling south on Bailey Road. Billin saw the bicycle in the road however did not see Rizor and struck him. Billin called Central Dispatch.

Rizor was transported to Spectrum by Montcalm County Emergency Medical Services with serious injuries and was in critical condition.

The drivers of both vehicles were wearing seatbelts, were not drinking, and there are no other known factors in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

Montcalm County Sheriff's Office
659 North State Street
Stanton, MI 48888

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 989-831-7590

Undersheriff Michael Williams
Montcalm County Sheriff

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