1 airlifted to hospital after crash near Holland

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A driver and her passenger were both seriously hurt in a two-car crash just northeast of Holland on Thursday afternoon.

The crash happened just after 4 p.m. on Chicago Drive at 112th Avenue in Holland Township.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says a vehicle turned north into the path of a westbound car. The vehicle that was turning had a flashing yellow light and the westbound car had a green light, the sheriff’s office said.

Eighteen-year-old Aleigha Kent, who was a passenger in the vehicle turning north, was pinned in. After crews freed her, she was airlifted to a Grand Rapids hospital, where she was listed in critical condition Thursday night.

The driver of the car, 22-year-old Angelica Arizmendi, was taken to a Holland hospital, where she was listed in serious condition.

The driver and two passengers in the westbound vehicle were not hurt.

Authorities say alcohol is not believed to have been a factor and that everyone involved was wearing a seat belt.

Chicago Drive was shut down for a time so Aero Med could land.