Motorcylist killed after being struck by a car

KENT COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - MSP Troopers are investigating a fatality crash in Tyrone Township that involved a passenger car and a motorcycle.

It happened on 17 mile Rd. (M-46) near Sparta Ave just before 6am Tuesday morning.

A 2004 Chevy Impala driven by Cody Jerls, 28, from Kent City was traveling east on 17 mile road when he attempted a left turn into a private driveway and turned into the path of a westbound motorcycle.

The motorcycle driver, identified as 56-year-old Thomas Clemens, of Rockford, was pronounced on the scene.

The crash is still under investigation but alcohol is not considered a factor.

The roadway re-opened at approximately 3:00 p.m.