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One killed after being thrown from truck during Kent County crash

Posted at 4:52 AM, Oct 09, 2015

SPARTA, Mich. — One person is dead after a crash in Kent County early Friday morning.

It happened at around 1:45 a.m. on M-37 near O’Connor in Sparta.  Police say a pickup truck lost control, rolled over, and crashed.  One person, identified only as a 50-year-old man from Belmont, was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Details of the crash are still under investigation, but we are told there was evidence of alcohol at the scene.  The victim was not wearing a seat belt.