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Man injured in motorcycle crash

A Cedar Springs man suffered life-threatening injuries Tuesday, when his motorcycle collided with a car in Algoma Township.

According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, the crash occurred about 4:43 p.m. Tuesday, August 11, on Pine Island Drive, at Indian Lakes Road. Their investigation determined that Paige Marie Towery, 24, of Algoma Township, was driving a 2000 black Pontiac Grand Prix north on Pine Island Dr., and signaled to make a left hand turn onto Indian Lakes Road.

Jarrod Lee Welch, 43, of Solon Township, was driving behind Towery, on a black 2002 Honda motorcycle and attempted to pass Towery’s vehicle as she began to make the turn. He struck the rear of her vehicle and was thrown from his motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet, and suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of the accident. He was transported by Rockford Ambulance to Spectrum Downtown Hospital.

Police said that alcohol may have been a contributing factor in the accident, which remains under investigation.

Algoma Fire and Rescue, Rockford Ambulance, and the Kent County Road Commission all assised at the scene.

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