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63-year-old runs red light, killed in crash

Posted at 2:13 PM, Mar 07, 2015

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A 63-year-old woman was killed in a traffic crash early Saturday after she failed to stop at a red light along US-31.

Police initially responded to a two vehicle crash just after 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of South Bound US-31 and James St.

63-year-old Karolyn Rich, a resident of Holland, was traveling east on James when she drove her Chevrolet Malibu through a red traffic light.  A 40-year-old man from Holland was traveling south on US-31 when he struck Rich’s vehicle in the intersection.

Ms. Rich was not wearing her seat belt.

After hitting the front driver’s side of the woman’s car, the man’s vehicle rolled over.

Both were transported to a local hospital- Karolyn Rich was pronounced dead shortly after. The man is in stable condition.