Avid Bicyclist, Photographer, Father Killed by Suspected Drunk Driver

Posted at 1:04 PM, Jul 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-10 13:12:11-04

ADA TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Kent County Sheriff’s deputies released the name of the bicyclist hit and killed by an alleged drunk driver Wednesday in Ada Township.

Fifty-two-year-old Jeff Dykehouse, Grand Rapids, was struck just before 7 pm between Three Mile Road and Four Mile Road in the 3200 block of Egypt Valley Ave. NE.

We’re told Dykehouse was riding his bike on Egypt Valley when 61-year-old Steven Jones, Bitely, Mich., who was driving a Mercury Mountaineer, hit him from behind.  The victim was killed as a result of the crash.

Deputies say the driver the of the Mountaineer was arrested for operating under the influence.

According to Dykehouse’s Facebook page, he was a father, an avid bicyclist and photographer.

The suspect in the case is not expected to be arraigned today because investigators are waiting for blood alcohol test results to be returned.

FOX 17 News will have much more on Dykehouse’s death coming up on FOX 17 News at 5 and 6pm. Our broadcasts are also stream live on our homepage.

Steve Jones, Bitely, Mich.