Motorcycle driver dies after Grand Rapids crash

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man died Saturday after a crash in Grand Rapids.

Jacob Fortier, a 45-year-old man from Grand Rapids, passed away this morning, Michigan State Police said in a Saturday release.

The crash happened Friday evening around 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Plainfield Ave and the entrance ramp onto westbound I-96 in Grand Rapids.

Michigan State Police say a Dodge Durango driven by a 39-year-old woman from Rockford hit Fortier on his motorcycle when she failed to yield to oncoming traffic while turning onto the I-96 entrance ramp from Plainfield Ave.

Fortier was taken to a local hospital, where he later died, MSP said.

The Durango driver suffered minor injuries.

Police say Fortier was also not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Alcohol, drugs, speed, and cell phone use do not appear to be factors.

The crash remains under investigation.

Anyone that may have seen this crash are asked to contact the MSP Grand Rapids Post at 616-866-4411.

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