Coopersville area man dies in mo-ped crash

(UPDATED: Wednesday, 2:15 p.m.) Ottawa County deputies say a 20-year-old Coopersville man was killed Wednesday morning after crashing his mo-ped into a parked trailer.
Aug 7, 2013


The car-hauling trailer was parked legally near 85 River St., south of Randall, when Codly Allen Reynolds crashed into the trailer's back corner.

"He was not wearing a helmet, and suffered some massive head injury at the time," said Sgt. Kevin Allman. "It was raining at the time and dark."

Investigators are working to determine the speed of the mo-ped at the time of the accident. "Under state law, mo-peds cannot go any faster than 30 mph, so whether or not it was faster, we don't know," said Allman.

The Coopersville-area victim's identity has not been released.



Awww how sad to read... Keeping this young man's family in my prayers.


Being an advocate of 2 wheeled transportation, it’s heavy on my heart to read stories like this. A terrible accident that leaves my thoughts and prayers with the family and friends. Sound like this was something that could have been avoided with proper safety equipment and respect for the vulnerability inherent in these types of machines and noteworthy to others using the same or similar devices.


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