Life-threatening injuries after cement truck, car collide

People surround the scene of a crash involving a cement truck and car on W. Lakewood Boulevard in the Holland area. (Oct. 18, 2017)

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was hospitalized with serious injuries after his car collided with a cement truck near Holland Wednesday.

The crash happened at the intersection of W. Lakewood Boulevard and N. Anline Avenue, at the border of Holland and Holland Township.

Witnesses told Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies that a northbound car came to a rolling stop and then proceeded into the intersection, at which point the cement truck rammed into the driver’s side of the car.

The driver of the car, 21-year-old Ellie “Eli” Gamez from Holland, suffered life-threatening injuries, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said. Aero Med was called to the scene.

The cement truck driver was not hurt.

Both directions of W. Lakewood Boulevard were closed between Aniline and Beech Street, but have since reopened.