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Wrong-way driver dies after head-on crash on Chicago Drive

Ottawa County Sheriff 12172022
Posted at 8:28 AM, Oct 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 13:45:16-04

JENISON, Mich. — A driver going westbound in the eastbound lanes of Chicago Drive collided head-on with another vehicle and was killed early Friday.

The accident also led to another injury and the closure of Chicago Drive at Cottonwood Drive.

The eastbound lanes were closed beginning around 7:30 a.m. Friday.

The driver of the wrong-way minivan was Leslie Snider, 88, of Jenison, who had to be extricated from his van by emergency personnel. He was was transported in critical condition to Metro Hospital where he later died.

The driver of the other vehicle, a 27-year-old woman from Grand Rapids, was also injured and taken to a hospital. Her injuries were less serious.