Police ID driver killed in GR crash; witnesses sought

Grand Rapids
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are seeking witnesses to a deadly crash in Grand Rapids.

It happened around 7:15 a.m. Thursday near the intersection of Gilpin Street NE and Riverside Drive NE.

The Grand Rapids Police Department said a vehicle driven by 43-year-old Ronald Beard of Grand Rapids crashed into a tree. Beard died at the scene.

The vehicle appears to be the only vehicle involved in the crash, but police say they have not spoken to anyone who witnessed the crash.

Anyone with information in this case is asked to call Grand Rapids Police Department Traffic Unit Officer Wally Tett at 616.456.3320 or wtett@grcity.us, Officer Justin Ewald at 616.456.4282 or jewald@grcity.us or Silent Observer at 616.774.2345.

**Correction: A previous version of this article stated the crash happened around 5:15 a.m. It actually happened around 7:15 a.m. We regret the mistake, which has been fixed.

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