Man killed in Caledonia Twp. crash involving dump truck

The scene of a crash at 68th Street and Cherry Valley Avenue in Caledonia Township on Sept. 21, 2017.

CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – A Kent County man is dead after a dump truck hit his vehicle in Caledonia Township, according to authorities.

It happened around 11:45 a.m. Thursday at 68th Street and Cherry Valley Avenue SE in Caledonia Township.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Department believes an eastbound dump truck crossed the center line and hit the man’s pickup truck moments after he turned left onto westbound 68th Street.

The pickup truck driver died at the scene. He was identified later Thursday as 21-year-old Lucas Yonker of Alto.

The other driver, 50-year-old Arthur Nash Jr. from Lansing, was taken to the hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening, according to deputies.

The dump truck is owned by Snyder Asphalt, which was conducting operations in the area of the crash.

Investigators do not believe alcohol played a role in the crash, which is under investigation.