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Motorcyclist dies after crashing into car

Updated: Saturday, July 5 2014, 06:32 PM EDT
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SPARTA, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A motorcyclist is dead after slamming into the back of a car in Kent County.

It happened just after 6 p.m. Friday on 13 Mile Road, just west of Fruit Ridge Ave. in Sparta.

Witnesses tell deputies 44-year-old Eric Vanslyke of Sparta was speeding on his motorcycle, down 13 Mile Road when he hit a car backing out of a driveway.

The driver of the car, 82-year-old Andrew Sorensen, and his passenger, 85-year-old Norma Sorensen, were not injured in the crash. Vanslyke died from his injuries.

Deputies say alcohol may have been a contributing factor.Motorcyclist dies after crashing into car
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