Couple Killed in Head-on Motorcycle Crash in Lapeer

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LAPEER, MI – On Sunday August 25th, 2019, at 3:41 PM, Lapeer County 911 dispatched Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies to a car versus motorcycle injury traffic crash on N. Lapeer (M-24) north of Mayfield Road in Lapeer.

A 2005 GMC Envoy was traveling north upon N. Lapeer Road. Witnesses informed deputies that they observed an erratic driving pattern associated to this vehicle prior to the collision. Just north of Mayfield Road, the Envoy crossed the centerline into the southbound lane within the path of a 2012 Harley Davidson. The collision was considered “head on” and both occupants on the motorcycle (wearing helmets) were ejected.

The driver and lone occupant of the Envoy is a 45 year old man from North Branch. The driver was transported to McLaren in Lapeer and hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.

The motorcycle rider, Brian Stamp, 53-years-old, from Marlette and passenger Rhonda McHaffy, 51-years-old, from Marlette, were pronounced dead at the scene. The relationship between Stamp and McHaffy was boyfriend/girlfriend.

N. Lapeer Road was closed between Mayfield Road and Plum Creek Road for approximately 2 1?2 hours for rescue and investigative purposes. Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies were assisted at the scene by Lapeer County EMS Ambulance Service, Medstar Ambulance Service, and Lapeer City Fire and Rescue.

This traffic crash remains under investigation by Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputies. Toxicology is pending regarding the driver of the Envoy to determine if alcohol and/or drugs are a factor. Once the investigation is complete, it will be presented to the Lapeer County Prosecutor’s Office regarding formal criminal charges.

Anyone with information is requested to contact Detective Sgt. Jason Parks at 810-656-1015 or jparks@lapeercounty.org.

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