SPARTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A motorcyclist was killed in a crash west of Sparta Friday evening.
44-year-old Eric Vanslyke of Sparta was headed west on 13 Mile when his Suzuki motorcycle collided with a car that was trying to back into a driveway, the Kent County Sheriff’s Department said.
The sheriff’s department said speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash. Vanslyke was wearing a helmet.
The crash remains under investigation.