Police ID motorcyclist killed in Grand Rapids crash

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police have identified the motorcyclist who died after a crash in Grand Rapids in early April.

Lorenzo Allen, 56, of Grand Rapids, was killed in the crash, which happened on April 4 just before 6 p.m. on Eastern Avenue just north of 44th Street.

Police say Allen was headed north on Eastern Avenue when he hit a vehicle that was pulling out of a private driveway. The driver of the vehicle was not hurt in the crash and is cooperating with police, authorities said.

Grand Rapids police on the scene of a crash on Eastern Avenue near 44th Street on April 4, 2021.

Police believe the motorcycle’s speed was a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation.

Anyone with information on the crash should contact Silent Observer at 616.774-2345 or silentobserver.org or contact GRPD’s traffic unit:

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