Crash West Of Sparta Kills Motorcycle Rider

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SPARTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A man died when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car Friday night in western Kent County.

At 6:20 p.m. Friday, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of an accident with injuries at the intersection of 13 Mile Road & Fruit Ridge Avenue west of Sparta in Sparta Township. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies found that a motorcycle and car had been involved in a crash.

The 44-year-old man riding the motorcycle was pronounced dead. His name is not being released until relatives are notified.

Speed and alcohol both were believed to be factors in the accident.

Deputies were still on the scene after 8 p.m. Friday.

The incident remains under investigation by the Kent County Sheriff’s Office.

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