Memorial ride honors Wayland teen killed in crash

Posted at 6:37 AM, Apr 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-09 16:58:09-04

WYOMING, Mich. — Those who knew and loved 19-year-old Jeremy Hibma held a memorial ride Sunday afternoon to raise money for his funeral expenses.

Fox Powersports in Wyoming hosted the event which began at 1:30 p.m.

Hibma was killed April 1 when police said he crashed into the back of the semi-truck stopped at a red light at the intersection of US 131 and 100th Street.

Organizers held a moment of silence and prayer before taking off for the ride.

Donations will go toward the cost of funeral services.

“Thank you all for the support!!!” Fox Powersports posted to its Facebook page Sunday following the memorial ride. (from Fox Powersports Facebook page)

Following Hibma’s death, friends described the teen as the “nicest guy” who “was there for everybody.”

“He always had a smile on his face and it just got everyone around him smiling,” Abbey Molette previously told FOX 17. “He was a really good kid and he is going to be missed by so many people.”