Motorcyclist killed after crashing into truck in Montcalm Co.

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FAIRPLAIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A motorcyclist died Thursday after getting in a crash in Montcalm County.

The crash happened at 8:52 p.m. at M-66 near Boyer Road in Fairplain Township, north of Ionia.

Witnesses told troopers the motorcycle was going south on M-66 at a high rate of speed when it crashed into the back of a pickup truck.

The motorcyclist, 21-year-old Kevin Wonsey, suffered severe injuries and was flown to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities say alcohol may have been a factor and Wonsey wasn’t wearing a helmet.

Anyone who witnessed the crash is asked to call Michigan State Police at 989-352-8444.

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