A 19-year-old Rockford youth was killed in a two-car accident Thursday evening, August 11, in Solon Township.
According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, Kyle James Alberta, 19, of Cannon Township, was traveling westbound on 19 Mile in a 2006 Hyundai Sonata about 6:52 p.m. when he stopped at the stop sign at Algoma. He reportedly then pulled out in front of a northbound vehicle driven by April Marie Proctor, 25 of Kent City. Proctor’s vehicle then struck Alberta’s vehicle on the driver’s side.
Alberta was pronounced dead at the scene. His passenger, Kristin Nicole Martin, 19, of Rockford, was transported to Spectrum Butterworth Hospital by Rockford Ambulance with possible internal injuries.
Proctor was transported to Spectrum Butterworth, by AeroMed, with multiple fractures on her right side.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor. The crash is still under investigation.
Assisting at the scene was Solon Fire and Rescue, Rockford Ambulance, AeroMed, and the Kent County Road Commission.
Kyle, the son of Jim and Sheryl Alberta, was a 2010 graduate of Rockford High School, where he received Academic Awards for four years and was a member of the National Honor Society. He was majoring in cell and molecular biology with a math minor at Grand Valley State University. He was also an active member at Oakfield Baptist Church. Funeral services were held earlier this week.