2 cyclists killed, 3 injured when suspected intoxicated driver hits Make-A-Wish Bicycle Tour riders in Michigan, authorities say

The riders were participating in the Make-A-Wish Bicycle Tour, which travels across Michigan in events spanning three days.

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Two cyclists were killed and three others were being treated for severe injuries after they were struck by an SUV during the Make-A-Wish Bicycle Tour across Michigan, authorities said.

A driver who is accused of being intoxicated crossed the center divide of a roadway to get around another vehicle and struck the five riders, who were headed southbound on the roadway in Ronald Township, the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

One cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene and a second died after being flown by helicopter to a Grand Rapids hospital, the sheriff’s office said. Their names have not been released.

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