The crash occurred at about 1 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of 136th Avenue and Butternut Drive.
Francisco Ramirez-Pablo, a 21-year-old resident of Holland, was driving a yellow GMC pickup truck and “barreled” into the back of a red Chevy Cruze, causing a chain reaction, said Sgt. Brent Converse of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office. The Cruze was forced into the vehicle in front of it, causing that vehicle to hit the one in front of it.
Converse said the Cruze was being driven by Jordan Voldo, a 26-year-old resident of Holland Township. Marisela Martinez, 22, and also of Holland Township, was sitting in the passenger seat of the Cruze at the time of the crash with a 3-year-old sitting in a car seat in the rear passenger side of the car. All three occupants were pinned in the smashed car.
The 3-year-old was airlifted in critical condition to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids. Voldo and Martinez were transported to Holland Hospital with injuries, Converse said.
Ramirez-Pablo had “serious injuries” and was unable to communicate with officers to make a statement at the scene of the crash, Converse said. He was transported to Holland Hospital.
The crash remains under investigation.