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Police identify motoryclist killed in collision with car

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WALKER, Mich. — A motorcyclist was killed late Thursday night, after police say a car turned in front of him at a Kent County intersection.

It happened at around 9:30 p.m. at Wilson Avenue and Butterworth Street in Walker.  Officers say a woman in a KIA Sorrento was stopped at a blinking red light, and attempted to make a left turn.  She failed to see an approaching motorcycle, and there was a collision.

The man on the motorcycle, identified as Timothy DeVries of Jenison, did not survive.  He was wearing a helmet.

According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Wilson Avenue SW was closed in both directions, and did not re-open until around 12:30 a.m. on Friday.

Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor, but police are looking into whether or not high speeds may have played a role.  The crash remains under investigation.


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