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Michigan trooper dies from injuries after motorcycle crash

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Posted at 2:49 PM, Sep 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 14:49:25-04

Michigan State Police say a trooper has died from his injuries after crash his motorcycle in the western part of the state.

The agency says 28-year-old Trooper Timothy O'Neill of the Rockford Post died following the crash about 7:45 a.m. Wednesday.

It says the three-year veteran was on patrol when the crash occurred near Rockford, about 12 miles (19 kilometers) north of Grand Rapids. It says no one else was injured, and the crash remains under investigation.

MSP Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue issued a statement saying, "It is with a very heavy heart that I confirm the death of one of our own."

O'Neill was due to be married on Oct. 7.