A Sparta man was killed last week when his car left the roadway and hit a tree.
According to the Kent County Sheriff Department, 40-year-old Timothy Hiemstra was driving a 2000 Ford Focus eastbound on 7 Mile Road shortly before 11:20 p.m. April 3, and failed to stop at the stop sign at Pine Island Drive. The vehicle went through the intersection and hit a tree. Hiemstra was pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident remains under investigation.
Both the Plainfield Fire Department and Life EMS assisted at the scene.