The driver of the car, Gayle Burns, 53, was prounounced dead at the scene.
A passenger in her car, Lewis Burns Jr., 55, died early Sunday.
The call for emergency assistance to the Grand Haven Township intersection came in shortly after 8 p.m.
Lewis Burns was pinned inside the car and had to be extricated by Grand Haven Township firefighters. He was taken to North Ottawa Community Hospital, and then transferred to Hackley Hospital in Muskegon, where he was prounounced dead at about 12:40 a.m. Sunday.
The driver of the pickup truck stood behind his damaged vehicle after the crash, cuddling his small dog from the near single digit temperature.
“I’m all right,” he said. “He’s OK now, too,” motioning to the dog.
The man said he was on his way home when the car spun out in front of him. His truck hit the passenger side.
Initial reports were that the truck driver fled the scene, but a witness confirmed he was running after his dog.
Miller was traveling southeast on Mercury Drive in a 2009 Ford F-150. The Burns car was heading into town, in a northwesterly direction on Mercury Drive.
The 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt spun out on the icy road and was broadsided in the passenger side by the truck, said Sgt. Steve Austin of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department. Witnesses said the truck driver could not avoid the out-of-control car, Austin said.
Those driving in the area at the time said the road conditions were poor, the snow was coming down, and most people were going 30 mph or less.
Just a couple of hours earlier, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department released a traffic advisory encouraging motorists to re-evaluate any need to travel Saturday night.
“If the need to drive arises, drive at slower speeds and use extreme caution,” said Sgt. Kevin Alman.
Tribune readers were quick to share this tragic news, and offer condolences.
Deanna Campbell said it is a sheet of ice out that way, and she and her family knew it had to be bad when they heard public safety officials respond to the call with sirens blaring.
"It made us cringe," she wrote on Facebook about the knowledge it had to be a bad situation.
Amy Nelson Stringham used to live near the crash site, and said she could always hear the crunch sound of crashes there.
"That intersection is terrible," she shared. "Prayers for those involved."
Heather Wenger Lowe agreed with Amy's assessment of the area. When Lowe was asked by a friend how far the crash was from her, she wrote, "Scary! Not far from us! That's a bad section of road!!"
Carlee Clover has seen her share of crashes at the intersection. Clover lives in a duplex near the corner and ran to the scene with her friend, Madison Weigl, when the crash occurred.
“I heard a big huge loud bang,” Clover said. “I grabbed my phone and ran to the car.”
Clover said there were a man and woman in the car. The woman was bleeding and the man was unconscious.
“There’s been about a good 13 crashes here” since she’s lived there, Clover said. “This is by far the worst because someone died.”
Clover and Weigl wondered if this would finally be enough to get someone to put a traffic light at the corner.