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ZEELAND TWP. — The driver of a vehicle police say struck and killed a woman walking along westbound I-196 in Zeeland Township in the early morning of Aug. 15 has turned himself in to detectives from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

The hit-and-run suspect, a 39-year-old Holland Township man, surrendered Thursday. Police say he is cooperating with detectives.

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I pray the court uses leniency in this case. Pedestrians are forbidden on the highways as is posted near most entry ramps; and at 1:30 a.m.? What could she have possibly been out there on the highway at that hour? If she was wearing darker clothing as well the driver couldn't know what was ahead of him in the dim light of his headlamps. Was she in the middle of the roadway? Was it a suicide wish? He delayed turning himself in as someone might after such a traumatic incident as his driving record may currently be pristine. This is all conjecture, of course, but I personally would judge him lightly since no one knows the victim's circumstances. Did she have an alcohol level?

Boogie Gal

Great comment. my thoughts exactly!

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