Motorcyclist killed in Coopersville wreck

Mike VanHolstyn. (Courtesy photo)

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) – A motorcyclist was killed after his bike collided with a car Wednesday afternoon in Coopersville, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

The scene of a fatal wreck in Coopersville involving a motorcycle and a car. (Aug. 20, 2014)The wreck happened around 1:20 p.m. at the intersection of 64th Avenue and W. Randall Street, the sheriff’s office said.

Bradley Silvis, 61, of Muskegon told authorities he was southbound on 64th when he stopped at the stop sign, then proceeded to cross Randall. As he went through the intersection, his vehicle was struck in the front of the driver’s side by the westbound motorcycle.

The motorcyclist, 26-year-old Michael VanHolstyn of Grand Rapids, was thrown from his bike and pronounced dead at the scene.

Several witnesses told authorities VanHolstyn was going faster than the 45 mph speed limit. The sheriff’s office said he was wearing a helmet.

Neither Silvis nor his passenger were hurt.




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