Man killed in Grattan Township motorcycle accident


By Daily News • Last Updated 8:40 am on Thursday, July 18, 2013

GRATTAN TOWNSHIP — A 20-year old Ada man was killed Wednesday morning after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck.

At approximately 6:32 a.m. Kent County Sheriff’s officers responded to the crash in the 6300 block on Lincoln Lake Avenue NE just south of Belding Road.

Jacob Casy Cooper was traveling southbound on his motorcycle when a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, driven by 82-year-old David Lyle Hessler of Belding, was stopped northbound waiting to turn into a private driveway.

As the truck began to turn it collided with the motorcycle.

Cooper was pronounced dead at the scene. He was wearing a helmet. Hessler did not sustain any injuries.

The crash is still under investigation.

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