4 hurt, 2 seriously in Holland Township 4-vehicle crash

Posted at 11:02 AM, Apr 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-23 11:02:20-04

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Four people were injured, two of them seriously, in a four-vehicle accident on Business Loop I-196 early Saturday morning.

At 2:43 a.m. Saturday, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a four-vehicle crash with injuries on Business Loop I-196 at the intersection of 112th Avenue in Holland Township.

The preliminary investigation showed that Joel Williams, 22, of Allendale was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Monte Carlo northbound on 112th when he ran a red flashing traffic signal and continued across Business Loop I-196. A 24-year-old Holland woman was driving a 2011 Kia Sedona westbound on Business Loop I-196 with a yellow flashing signal and hit Williams’ vehicle as it entered the intersection.

Gonzalo Pagan, 25, of Grand Rapids was traveling southbound on 112th in a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox and was stopped for the red flashing light at the intersection when the first two vehicles collided and then both hit his SUV.

Thomas Muntter, 38, of Zeeland also was stopped on southbound 112th at the intersection in a 2016 Volvo when a secondary impact resulted in damage to his vehicle.

Two passengers in the Holland woman’s car — Jessica Carroll, 25, of Holland and Natalia Guevara, 21, of Holland — both were transported to Holland Hospital in serious condition.

The Holland woman and Williams both were treated and released at the scene.

Pagan and Muntter were not hurt.

The Holland woman was jailed for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Williams was cited for disregarding a traffic signal, causing the crash.

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