Ottawa County

Man injured in head-on crash near Zeeland

ZEELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A driver was injured after a head-on crash near Zeeland Sunday night.

It happened shortly after 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Byron Road and Black Brook Drive in Zeeland Township, near I-196.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said the driver, a 23-year-old Grand Rapids man, was heading eastbound on Byron Road when he tried to pass a slower vehicle in a no passing zone. When the driver was in the westbound lane, he struck an oncoming vehicle.

The driver was taken to the hospital with a head injury. He is currently listed in stable condition.

He was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the sheriff’s office.

The westbound driver, a 45-year-old Wayland man, was not injured. Deputies said he was wearing his seat belt.

***CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story stated the crash happened on Saturday night. We regret this error, which has since been corrected.***


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