Man wanted for hit-and-run crash that killed Zeeland mom

Ottawa County
An undated photo of Sebastian Abel Villarreal. (Courtesy of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office)

An undated photo of Sebastian Abel Villarreal. (Courtesy of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office)

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities say two people are facing charges in connection to a Holland Township hit-and-run crash that killed a mother of two.

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An undated courtesy photo of Melissa Yates.

Melissa Yates, 41, of Zeeland died at a hospital after the incident, which happened shortly after midnight Tuesday in the parking lot of 136th One Stop located on 136th Avenue between James and Riley streets.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said during a fight involving two people, Yates was knocked to the ground and then run over by a white Dodge Charger as it took off.

An undated photo of Eliud Rey Vazquez. (Courtesy of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office)
An undated photo of Eliud Rey Vazquez. (Courtesy of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office)

Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputies say 17-year-old Eliud Vazquez of Holland Township, who is facing a charge of assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, turned himself in late Thursday afternoon. He remains in the Ottawa County Jail awaiting arraignment.

Deputies are still looking for the driver of the Charger, whom they identified as 22-year-old Sebastian Abel Villarreal of Holland. He faces a charge of failing to stop at a scene of an accident when at fault, resulting in death and being a habitual offender.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office at 616.738.4000 or Silent Observer at 877.887.4536.

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