Man formally charged in fatal car crash

Ronald Mancha's December 2015 mug shot from the Ottawa County Jail.

HOLLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — The man who killed an 18-year-old woman in a car crash in June is being held in the Ottawa County Jail.

Ronald Mancha was arraigned on Thursday on one count of driving on a suspended license causing death in the death of Marissa Kronemeyer.

An undated courtesy photo of Marissa Kronemeyer.
(An undated courtesy photo of Marissa Kronemeyer.)

Police say Kronemeyer was on her way to work on June 28 when a vehicle driven by Mancha, 21, crossed the centerline and struck her car on Douglas Avenue near VanDyke Street in Holland Township. Kronemeyer died at the scene.

In addition to the charges in Kronemeyer’s death, Mancha is being held for failing to pay fines related to a separate crash. Only a few weeks before the crash that killed Kronemeyer, he pleaded guilty to driving with a suspended license. He failed to pay $475 court costs to which he was sentenced.

Mancha is expected back in court on Dec. 11 for a probable cause hearing in connection to the deadly crash.

According to court records, Mancha’s license was suspended in September 2014 following a series of driving problems including speeding, failing to signal, disobeying a traffic signal and not having proof of insurance.

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