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Posted on: March 15, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Fatal Accident in Holland

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On March 14 just after 5:30 p.m., officers of the Holland Department of Public Safety responded to a serious accident which occurred at Chicago Dr. and Waverly Rd, in the City of Holland.    

Upon arriving at scene officers located a 2008 Hyundai Sonata with heavy front end damage and a 2017 Toyota Prius with significant damage to the driver’s side of the vehicle.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the Sonata, being operated by a 23-year-old female from Holland, was headed east bound on Chicago Dr.   The Prius, driven by a 48-year-old Holland woman, was travelling north bound on Waverly Rd.    Witness to the crash said the Sonata ran a red light, entering the intersection and struck the Prius broadside.   

The driver of the Prius, Jennifer Hampton, was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The driver of the Sonata was transported to Holland Hospital by AMR paramedics.  

Alcohol is not believed to have been involved in the crash.  There were no other occupants in either vehicle.

Anyone who witnessed the crash or have any information regarding the black pick up is urged to contact Sgt. Dan Kender at (616) 355-1122 or the Holland Department of Public Safety at (616) 355-1100.  Persons also may email investigators at policetips@cityofholland.com.  

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