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Tips sought on Ottawa Co. road rage crash that sent 2 to hospital

Ottawa County sheriff 05012021
Posted at 7:51 AM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 07:51:19-04

GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Two people were hospitalized in a crash that deputies say was a result of road rage.

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says it happened around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday on northbound US-31 at Pierce Street in Grand Haven Township.

Witnesses tell authorities two cars were driving at a high rate of speed prior to the crash and deputies believe the crash stemmed from a road rage incident.

The sheriff's office says a 50-year-old from Holland was in the driving lane and another driver was in the passing lane.

The driver of the White Chevy Uplander ended up swerving into the passing lane and hitting their brakes in front of the Volkswagon Passat driven by a 19-year-old from Grand Haven, causing them to lose control.

Both cars went off the roadway after making contact with each other, according to deputies.

The 50-year-old rolled their car several times and both the driver and passenger were hospitalized. The 19-year-old was not hurt.

Anyone that witnessed the incident involving these two vehicles prior to the traffic crash to please call the Sheriff's Office. This incident remains under investigation.