1 dead after crash on Grand Rapids’ southeast side

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police say one person has died in a crash involving a motorcycle and a moped Thursday afternoon.

Police say it happened around 1:45 p.m. on Eastern Avenue SE near Dickinson Street SE.

Several witnesses told GRPD that the motorcycle and the moped were driving northbound on Eastern Avenue and collided into each other. Both drivers were thrown from their vehicles.

The scene of a fatal motorcycle crash on Grand Rapids’ southeast side. (June 18, 2020)

One driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other driver was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

Authorities are withholding names of the victims until family members have been notified.

Grand Rapids police on the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash on Grand Rapids’ southeast side. (June 18, 2020)

Anyone with information can call GRPD’s traffic unit at 616.456.3938, 616.456.3320 or 616.456.4282. Anonymous tips can also be made by calling Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.