Police Release Details on Fatal U.S. 127 Motorcycle Crash

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Police Release Details on Fatal U.S. 127 Motorcycle Crash

CREATED Oct. 4, 2012

The Ingham County Sheriff's Office is releasing more details about the fatal motorcycle crash that killed a St. Johns man and closed 127 northbound Tuesday night.

37-year-old Nicholas Hirsch was riding a wheelie at around 120-140 mph when he lost control of his motorcyle. The sheriff's office says the bike fell onto its side, causing Hirsch and the motorcycle to hit the guardrail along the shoulder of northbound U.S. 127.

Hirsch was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Lanes of U.S. 127 northbound were closed for several hours after the accident, near Mason.

Hirsch was the general manager of Grove's Motorsports, married and a father of three kids.

Grove's Motorsports shared this update Thursday on their Facebook page about funeral arrangements and other events in memory of Hirsch:


ALRIGHT EVERYONE, LISTEN UP! I just talked to Stephanie Borum Hirsch (Nick Hirsch's wife) on the phone this morning and answered a lot of questions and have came up with a plan. There are two viewings on Friday. The viewing will be at the Osgood Funeral home in St. Johns from 2-4 and from 6-8. Most of the riders will be going to the later one on Friday. You may ride your bikes. No need to be dressed up either, we would rather have you there than not have you there, a nice set of clothes will do. I will be going to the later viewing that day as well. It is about a 40 minute ride from Lansing to the Funeral home. If you are going, meet at Bagger Dave's at 5:00 on Friday, kickstands up at 5:30. Not a minute later. PLEASE BE ON TIME! 

The funeral on Saturday will not actually be a funeral, but...rather a memorial for Nick. Again, you may ride your bikes and wear what you would like. Memorial service 

will be at 11 am on Saturday. We will meet at Bagger Dave's again at 9:45 am, kickstands up at 10:15. BE ON TIME PLEASE! Afterwards there will be a lunch at Stephanie's house nearby in St. Johns. 

Then, after the lunch we will ride back towards Lansing to ride/drive out to the site of the accident to set up crosses, plaques and wreaths in Nick's honor. Not sure what time the lunch will be over but we will rally together there afterwards to ride back. Stephanie may or may not come with us to the scene. Regardless, we will still continue to set up the memorial site as planned. If you are able to make it to any of this or have questions you may post them below and I will get in touch with Stephanie. I hope many of you are able to make it and show some support to our fellow beloved rider and his family. If you have any pictures of Nick and/or his bike, please bring them with you.