Driver in deadly motorcycle accident identified

CASS COUNTY, Mich. -- A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Monday afternoon on M51.

The call came in around 2:53 p.m. for Dowagiac police to investigate a personal injury crash involving a motorcycle.

The crash happened near the intersection of M51 and Pokagon St in Pokagon Township.

Officers had attempted to stop the driver near the intersection before the crash occurred.

Witnesses said that the motorcycle then drove at a high speed and increased acceleration around a curve.

Police said the driver, 32-year-old Ryan Grady, lost control at the curve and crashed into several trees. 

Grady was pronounced dead at the scene due to injuries sustained from the crash. 

He was wearing a helmet.

The crash remains under investigation. 

Ryan Grady Grady Family

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