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Medical Condition May Have Caused Holland Township Fatality

Posted at 4:18 PM, May 01, 2013

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — An elderly man died in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday that may have been caused by a medical condition.

At 10:55 a.m. Wednesday, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a traffic crash on U.S. 31 southbound at Greenlee Street in Holland Township. Upon arriving at the scene, deputies discovered a single-vehicle with a 79-year-old Spring Lake Township man suffering serious injuries.

The investigation showed that the 79-year-old was driving a 2011 Ford Fiesta southbound on U.S. 31 when the car drifted off the right shoulder, traveled several hundred feet while hitting several trees and then rolled over onto its side.

The driver was pinned inside the vehicle. The man was transported to Holland Hospital where he died shortly after arrival.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

Witnesses said that the vehicle was weaving and swerving prior to the crash. Deputies do not believe alcohol was a factor and are investigating medical issues that the driver may have had.

The accident remains under investigation by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.