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West Olive woman in critical condition following crash with semi-truck

Becky Vargo • Nov 3, 2016 at 1:26 PM

HOLLAND TWP. — A 53-year-old West Olive woman was seriously injured when her car crashed into a semi-truck Thursday morning north of Holland.

Heather Dewind was in critical condition at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids following the 8:10 a.m. crash, said Sgt. Steve Austin of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

The preliminary investigation revealed that Dewind was traveling east on New Holland Street in a 2006 Volvo when she stopped for the stop sign at 120th Avenue and then proceeded into the intersection, Austin said. Dewind’s car was struck on the passenger side by a northbound 2002 Volvo semi with a trailer full of sawdust.

The vehicles went off the northeast side of the intersection and struck a large tree. Austin said the car was wrapped around the front of the semi.

Dewind was pinned inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters.

The driver of the semi — Douglas Spriensma, 61, of Coopersville — was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.

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