Allan Hielema was on his way home from Florida at the time of the 8:23 a.m. crash, according to Sgt. Dean DeVries of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.
Police said Hielema was just a couple of miles from home when he fell asleep at the wheel. His car went off the south side of the road and crashed into a group of trees.
An ambulance transported him to Metro Hospital in Grand Rapids.