Victim ID’d in fatal car-motorcycle crash

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HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — Police have identified the motorcyclist who died after he was hit by an SUV Sunday night in Holland.

David Achterhof, 57, of Holland was died of the injuries he sustained in the wreck, which happened around 9 p.m. near the intersection of 32nd Street and Apple Avenue, according to police.

Witnesses told police a 1993 GMC Suburban was traveling eastbound on 32nd Street near Apple Avenue and crossed the center lane, causing a head-on crash with a westbound motorcycle on 32nd Street, according to a Holland Department of Public Safety news release.

Achterhof was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

At the time of the crash, the GMC had three occupants. After the crash, two of them fled from the area on foot, the release said.

Officers were able to find the two occupants around a quarter mile from the site of the crash and took them into custody. The third person was also taken into custody.

All three are being held for Immigration and Customs Enforcement at the Holland Department of Public Safety as a result of their immigration status, according to the release.

Police believe alcohol was a factor in the accident.



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