Courtland Twp: one dead in motorcycle accident

Posted at 6:39 PM, Jun 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-20 18:39:50-04

COURTLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries late Friday night after colliding into another vehicle.

Kent County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to the area of 10 Mile Rd. NE & Oakview Ave NE and arrived around 11:56pm.

Sheriffs say that an eastbound motorcycle driven by Taylor Miedema, 23, crashed into a westbound SUV driven by Dawn Batchelder, 49.

Miedema was pronounced dead on the scene.

Alcohol is believed to be a contributor to the crash.