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UPDATE: One dead, four others seriously injured in Holland car crash

Posted at 6:12 AM, Jun 28, 2015

HOLLAND, Mich. — One woman has died and four others were seriously injured in a two car accident that occurred on Douglas Ave at approximately 4:52 a.m. in front of Captain Sundae in Holland.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim as 18-year-old Holland resident Marissa Kronemeyer.

According to the press release, Kronemeyer was heading eastbound on Douglas Ave towards work. A vehicle heading westbound on Douglas crossed the center line of the road and hit Kronemeyer’s vehicle head on.

Deputies state that the driver of the other vehicle, 21-year-old Richard Mancha, was going to an area residence after having been up all night. There were three passengers in his vehicle.

Mancha and two of the passengers, 20-year-old Laura Castillo and 23-year-old Patricia Peralas, exited the vehicle after the crash  before police were on the scene.

Deputies reported that Kronemeyer suffered a fatal injury at the scene. It was indicated that she was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Mancha was transferred to a local hospital with a critical chest injury. He was also wearing a seatbelt during the accident.

The passengers in Mancha’s vehicle, Castillo, Peralas and 16-year-old Melani Castillo sustained serious injuries and were transported to a local hospital. It is unknown if they were wearing seatbelts.

Deputies found that Mancha did not have a valid driver’s license at the time of the accident.

Douglas Ave in the area of VanDyke remains closed.

Alcohol is being investigated as a contributing factor in the crash.

The accident is still undergoing further investigation by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.