Man dies in Sparta motorcycle crash

6:56 AM, Aug 19, 2013   |    comments
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SPARTA, Mich. (WZZM)- One person is dead and two others are injured after a motorcycle accident in Sparta Sunday afternoon.

It happened just before 6:00 p.m. on Alpine Avenue, south of 12 Mile Road.

The Kent County Sheriff's Department says the driver of the motorcycle was headed south on Alpine and crossed the center line, colliding with a Chevrolet Impala.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the Impala was 70-year-old William Yuncker. He suffered a collapsed lung and broken ribs, and was taken to Spectrum Butterworth for his injuries.

His passenger, 64-year-old Mary Yuncker, suffered only scrapes and bruises.

The identity of the driver of the motorcycle is being withheld until next of kin are notified.

The accident is still under investigation.

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