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Jenison teen critical after Chicago Drive crash

Becky Vargo • Jul 21, 2015 at 10:51 AM

Vande Streek was driving a 2006 Ford Windstar van south on 18th Avenue and crossed Chicago Drive with a green light when he was struck broadside by a Ford F-250 pickup truck pulling a trailer, Wolffis said.

The pickup — driven by Daniel Rickert, 38, of Grant — was westbound on Chicago Drive. Wolffis said Rickert became distracted while looking for papers in his vehicle and ran the red light.

The pickup rolled over after the impact and separated from the trailer. Two small tractors came off the trailer.

Rickert and a passenger in the Vande Streek van, Trevor Nykamp, 16, of Zeeland Township, suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene, police said.

Wolffis said the intersection was partially closed for two hours after the incident, which is still under investigation.

Alcohol was not a factor in the accident, he said.

— WZZM-TV contributed to this story.

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