Grand Rapids man killed after crashing his motorcycle on 131
Updated: Saturday, April 6 2013, 03:32 PM EDT
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Troopers with the Michigan State Police are investigating a motorcycle crash that left a Grand Rapids man dead Saturday morning.
Troopers say 52-year-old Joseph Herman Wilson of Grand Rapids was riding his 1976 Honda motorcycle on US-131 when he crashed into the cement wall of southbound 131 near I-196 in Grand Rapids around 12:45 Saturday morning.
Troopers say Wilson was thrown from his motorcycle over the wall. He was pronounced dead on the scene. Troopers say Wilson was wearing his helmet.
Excessive speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash.