Caledonia man dead after vehicle accident involving 2 bicyclists

Caledonia man dead after vehicle accident involving 2 bicyclists. File - WWMT

GAINES TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A man was killed and a woman was seriously injured while riding bicycles after police said they were hit by a man driving a Jeep on Saturday.

Kent County Sheriff deputies were called to Hanna Lake Ave. SE before 8 a.m. after deputies said a silver Jeep driven by Gerard Geerlings, 83, Caledonia, was headed south and hit two bicyclists, also traveling south.

Deputies said Clarence Doornbos, 76, Caledonia, and Claire Elgersma, 69, Kentwood, were taken to the hospital, where Doornbos was pronounced dead. Elgersma is listed in serious condition.

Geerlings was not injured.

Deputies said they are investigating the accident and would not comment if any charges would be presented.

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