Man dies in motorcycle crash at Grand and Sixth Street West

2013-07-20T21:32:00Z 2013-07-21T17:22:05Z Man dies in motorcycle crash at Grand and Sixth Street WestGazette Staff The Billings Gazette

A man in his 20s who was riding a motorcycle was killed in a collision with a Toyota SUV at the intersection of Sixth Street West and Grand Avenue at about 8:15 p.m. Saturday, according to the Billings Police Department.

The man was taken to Billings Clinic, said Sgt. Riley Finnegan, who was at the scene of the crash.

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.

BPD crash investigators had all lanes of Grand closed off between Fifth and Seventh Street at 9:30 p.m. 

Norm Thomas, who lives in a house on the north side of Grand a few doors west of the Grand and Sixth intersection, didn't see the crash, but he did hear it. 

Thomas said at first he thought someone had slammed the door to his house. He went to the crash victim, who he said had multiple traumatic injuries, and waited with witnesses for first responders to arrive.

Thomas, a veteran, said he "hadn't seen wounds like that since his Marine Corps days."

He said the intersection of Grand and Sixth is dangerous and that he has seen a number of crashes there.

The identity of the motorcyclist has not been released.


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