1 killed when car, semi collide near Kent City

SPARTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — One person was killed Tuesday  afternoon in a crash involving a semi-truck south of Kent City,  authorities say.

It happened around 3:40 p.m. on Fruit Ridge Avenue near 16 Mile Road  in Sparta Township. The Kent County Sheriff’s Department says an  eastbound Volvo was hit by a southbound semi-truck, sending both  vehicles off the road.

The driver of the Volvo was killed. He was identified as 25-year-old Matthew Calderon-Parada from the Kent City area.

The driver of the semi, a 56-year-old from Stanton, was hospitalized, but his injuries are not considered life-threatening.

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