February 23, 2020

Accident claims life of Hale man


STANDISH — A 33-year-old man from Hale lost his life in a motorcycle accident early Aug. 1 after he collided with a deer before being hit by a car.

According to Arenac County Sheriff Jim Mosciski, Ryan Gordon Revord was traveling westbound on M-61 near I-75 when a deer ran out in front of him, causing him to be ejected from his motorcycle.

Mosciski said after Revord was ejected, a 22-year-old female who was also traveling westbound reportedly struck him with her car.

“Given the conditions, there was no way she could avoid it,” Mosciski said.

Mosciski said Revord was pronounced dead on the scene and the accident is still under investigation.

The road was closed in both directions for approximately two hours as emergency personnel worked to scene the scene. The sheriff’s department was assisted by MMR, the tribal police and the Standish Area Fire Authority.


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I just want to say that I am absolutely disappointed with your newspaper. I have worked in the field, and I understand that it is a race to get the news out fast, especially in the day and age of cell phones. However, what I cannot fathom is how you, as a small town news source, can post with confidence, the identifying information of a deceased victim mere hours after he takes his last breath. How much time do you think it takes to notify next of kin? How much time for him to scream, and cry, and grieve, and then pick himself up and find the strength to start making calls. How can you dare assume that your timing for getting this news to the public was of the utmost importance. How dare you negate the feelings of his family...who had to find out he was hit by a car and killed IN THE NEWSPAPER. How dare you post before relatives who were not by their phone, or who were out of town or state had the opportunity to receive the information with love from someone trusted, not in cold black and white in an article that your staff member will probably not even remember writing in a year. Your small town paper should have a little more compassion and care than that. It should take into consideration the people for whom it works. It should put them first and in times like this, it should exercise just even the tiniest bit of couth and understanding. This man is my cousin, my blood. And you posted his name and details of his passing before any of us knew the full story. You posted his name and details of his death for extended family and loved ones to read about with no warning as they checked their morning Facebook feed. You have hurt many. You should have saved his name for the obituary we would likely purchase from you our small town paper. I hope you consider these things in the future before you rush to be the first to post a story. There are people and many moving parts behind the lines of text. I hope that you will educate your staff on the grief process, and remind them that it takes more than 2 hours to metabolize something such as this, and get the information to those who DESERVE the right to know.

Thursday, August 1, 2019 | Report this

Amanda, I first want to say that I am so sorry for your and your family's loss. I am broken hearted for all of you and to have to have found out in the manor in which you did is unacceptable. This article not only has your cousin's name but some mis-information as well. This article makes it look like the young lady who was driving the car killed your cousin. She was told by the police that he had passed before she hit him. I know this information does not take away from your pain, but I thought that it should be put out there. She couldn't possibly feel worse and is not doing well. But please know, if there was any way for her to have avoided this, she would have. She would have stopped and did everything she could have to help. This young lady is a wonderful girl with a huge heart. Again I am so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 | Report this

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