Man, teen injured in Ottawa County crash


TALLMADGE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a crash that injured a man and a teenager.

The crash happened on 8th Avenue at Country Lane in Tallmadge Township, northwest of Grand Rapids.

Deputies say a 17-year-old Austin Portmann of Wright Township was southbound on 8th Avenue when he turned left at Country Lane, into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

Investigators say the vehicles hit nearly head-on.

The driver of the other vehicle, 67-year-old Michael Pater of Walker, was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

Portmann was also hospitalized. His condition was listed as stable Tuesday afternoon.

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