- Associated Press - Thursday, October 9, 2014

GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A white bike known as a “ghost bike” has been placed at the scene of a fatal accident in western Michigan to honor a math teacher who was admired by his students.

Rod Van Dyke was killed while riding a bike to work before dawn Tuesday in Ottawa County’s Georgetown Township. He was a golf coach and teacher for 22 years at South Christian High School.

The Grand Rapids Press (https://bit.ly/1pW6xGx) reports that the ghost bike was placed at the scene by Karen Dunnam, an avid cyclist, to remind drivers and bicyclists to pay attention to their surroundings.

A funeral for the 54-year-old Van Dyke will be held Friday at Hudsonville Reformed Church.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, https://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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