Zeeland man flown to hospital following 96th Avenue crash

Becky Vargo • Sep 24, 2018 at 2:53 PM

OLIVE TWP. — A Muskegon man told police that he felt something crawling on his leg and looked down just before slamming his car into the back of another car Monday morning on 96th Avenue in Olive Township.

Police said Jordon Haan’s 2008 Ford Fusion rear-ended a car driven by Profert Wongvilart, 52, of Zeeland at about 6:15 a.m. The impact pushed Wongvilart’s car across the road and into the southbound lane, where it hit a 2005 Pontiac Sunfire driven by Richard Baker, 59, also of Zeeland.

Haan was driving north on 96th Avenue near VanBuren Street when he rear-ended Wongvilart’s car. Wongvilart had stopped to make a turn and was waiting for traffic to clear. His turn signal was activated, Wildfong said.

Baker suffered serious injuries and was transported by the Aero Med helicopter to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, according to Sgt. Matt Wildfong of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

Haan suffered minor injuries and sought his own treatment. Wongvilart was not injured in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.

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