Zeeland girl dies after jumping off motorbike

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 1:04 PM

Gizelle Coria, 16, was riding on the back of a BMX-style bike crossing U.S. 31 at East Lakewood Boulevard in Holland Township at about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday. Police said she panicked and jumped off, and was struck by a southbound vehicle.

Coria was taken to a Grand Rapids hospital, where she died later Tuesday, said Sgt. Steve Austin of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department.

Police said the driver of the bike, 18-year-old Rudy Sanchez, was not hurt.

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