BYRON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Deputies say a man was killed after he rear-ended a semi truck in southern Kent County early Saturday morning.
It happened at 1:36 a.m. on 100th Street at US-131 in Byron Township.
Deputies say 19-year-old Jeremy Hibma was driving eastbound on 100th Street when he rear-ended the semi that was stopped at a red light.
Hibma, a Wayland resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi, 59-year-old Bernard Kline of Grand Rapids, was not injured.
Deputies are not sure whether drugs or alcohol were factors, but they say speed likely played a role in the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.