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Motorcyclist killed in crash

Motorcyclist killed in crash

A Rockford man died early Tuesday morning, August 12, when a car turned in front of the motorcycle he was riding.

According to information released by the Michigan State Police, N-Motorcyclist-fatal-Thomas-Clemson, 56, of Rockford, was traveling west on 17 Mile Road, near Barber Creek Avenue, in Tyrone Township, just before 6 a.m. when the accident occurred. A Chevy Impala driven by Cody Jerls, 28, was traveling eastbound and attempted a left turn into a driveway. The motorcycle struck the Impala broadside.

Clemens was pronounced dead at the scene.

He is survived by his wife, 8 children, 18 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.  A memorial fund has been set up for the family at http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/tom-clemens-family-support-fund/218204.

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