An 85-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of a motorcyle accident Monday afternoon.
According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, a man in a red pickup was traveling southbound on Cedar Springs Avenue, near Egner, in Nelson Township, about 1:20 p.m. Monday, when he saw a motorcycle, coming from the other direction, suddenly veer off the east side of the road, strike a mailbox and land in a ditch. The motorcycle then rolled over on top of the driver.
Both Sand Lake and Cedar Springs Fire and Rescue responded to the scene, and administered CPR, along with Rockford Ambulance personnel until shortly after 2 p.m., when the driver, Joseph Patin, of Nelson Township, was pronounced dead.
Police said that it does not appear that alcohol, speed, road, or weather conditions was a factor. The accident is sill under investigation.
The medical examiner was called in to determine the cause of death.