GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A man died after crashing his 1976 Honda motorcycle into a cement wall and being thrown 40 feet Saturday morning.
It happened just before 1 a.m. on southbound U.S. 131 near I-196 in the city of Grand Rapids.
The motorcyclist, 52-year-old Joseph Herman Wilson from Grand Rapids, was ejected from his motorcycle, and came to rest 40 feet below the freeway near Turner Avenue NW.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Wilson was wearing a helmet that came off during the crash, police said.
Police blocked the area of Turner Avenue and Fourth Street as they investigated the crash.
Excessive speed is believed to be a factor in the wreck, police said.
Michigan State Police was assisted by Grand Rapids police and AMR Ambulance.
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