Man dead after Allendale snowmobile crash

Ottawa County

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A 19-year-old man has died after a snowmobile crash in Allendale Township, deputies say.

The crash happened Friday around 11:40 p.m. near the intersection of 64th Avenue and Pierce Street.

Deputies say the man was driving a snowmobile west along Pierce Street when he hit a power pole and knocked it over. Power lines landed in the road.

The man was taken to a Grand Rapids hospital by ambulance with life-threatening injuries. Deputies provided an update the following day, saying the victim died around 8 p.m. on Saturday. He’s been identified as Tyler John Vankoevering.

The victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, deputies say.

There was no one else involved in the incident.

The crash remains under investigation by the OCSO.

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