Moped crash kills Grand Rapids man

The scene of a fatal crash in Grand Rapids on Nov. 7, 2017.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — One person when a moped and a sedan collided in Grand Rapids Tuesday afternoon.

It happened around 1:07 p.m. near the intersection of Romona Street SE and Fuller Avenue SE, police said.

The driver of the moped was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have identified him as 31-year-old Matthew Moesta from Grand Rapids.

A Grand Rapids Police Department release said initial reports indicate the moped was behind the sedan, both vehicles headed north on Fuller. The moped tried to pass the sedan on the right as the sedan was turning onto Romona, causing a crash and forcing the moped driver to lose control, the release said.

GRPD said it doesn’t appear the moped driver was wearing a helmet.

The other driver was not injured in the crash and remained on scene.

Police said it is too soon to say whether alcohol or speed played a role in the crash.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the GRPD Traffic Unit at 616.456.3400 or Silent Observer 616.774.2345.