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Police: Man dies after his vehicle strikes tree

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COURTLAND TWP., Mich. —  An off-duty Grand Rapids Police officer discovered an accident on 14 Mile Court near Northland Drive, where a pickup had veered from the roadway striking a tree.

According to the officer, the driver was unresponsive when he came upon the accident.

The Kent County Sheriff’s office responded to the call that came in just after 2 a.m. on Wednesday.  The driver, a 56-year-old Rockford man, was pronounced dead on the scene.

The accident is still under investigation, but police are saying that alcohol and speed may have been a factor.  The identity of the man has yet to be released.


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