Trooper Timothy O’Neill died Wednesday, Sept. 20
ROCKFORD, MI — Those who knew the state police trooper killed in a motorcycle crash are remembering him as a “class act,” calling him quick-witted and funny.
Trooper Timothy O’Neill died at Spectrum Butterworh Hospital following a 7:50 a.m. crash at Wolvering Boulevard and Belding Road, south of Rockford.
He was on duty, riding a state police motorcycle, when the cycle collided with a pickup truck. So far, police have not released other details of the crash.
The 28-year-old O’Neill, who enlisted with the state police in January 2014, was to be married next month.
State police First Lt. Kevin Sweeney of the Lakeview post said a state police accident investigation specialist, Trooper Brandon Davis, has been assigned to look at the crash.
Sweeney said he didn’t know where O’Neill was headed at the time of the collision.
He said funeral arrangements will be announced later.
“We appreciate all of the thoughts and prayers we’ve been receiving from the public,” he said.
In the hours after the crash, as friends learned of his death, several posted messages on Facebook.