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Police say drunk driver caused fatal crash

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:56 PM

Eulises Mora-Hernandez was arraigned Wednesday in 58th District Court and charged with drunken driving causing death. He is lodged in the Ottawa County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

Killed in the crash was David Achterhof, 57, also of Holland.

Police said Achterhof was driving his motorcycle west on 32nd Street near Apple Avenue in Holland when the eastbound GMC Suburban driven by Mora-Hernandez crossed the centerline and collided head-on with the motorcycle. After the 9:05 p.m. crash, Achterhof was taken to Holland Hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries.

Mora-Hernandez was also charged with driving with a suspended license causing death and failing to stop at a fatal accident.

Police said the two passengers in the Suburban fled after the crash, but were later apprehended by police a quarter-mile from the scene. Police said all three occupants of the SUV are being held for the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a result of their immigration status.

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