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Multi-car crash leaves one in flames, shuts down US 31

By Curtis Wildfong/Holland Sentinel • Sep 6, 2016 at 3:32 PM

HOLLAND — Authorities shut down northbound U.S. 31 at Eighth Street for more than an hour Tuesday afternoon due to a multiple-vehicle crash that led to one vehicle engulfed in flames.

The call to dispatchers came in at about 2:30 p.m. Witnesses on scene told The Sentinel that the woman driving the vehicle that burned ran a red light heading north on U.S. 31. Her car clipped another vehicle crossing the intersection, and then her car rolled and struck two other cars on the other side of the intersection.

People pulled the woman off to the side of the road, away from the car.

The woman was loaded into an ambulance. Everyone else involved in the crash appeared to not be injured.

The fire was extinguished at about 3:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Involved in the crash were the at-fault driver, Barbuhelga Coleman, 37, of Holland; the driver of the first car she struck, Cori VanDoren, 41, of Scotts; the driver of the second car Coleman struck, David Prior, 63, of Spring Lake; and the driver of the vehicle Prior’s car was pushed into, Adriana Sikkenga, 21, of Holland.

Coleman suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The other drivers were not injured, according to Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies.

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