6.29.15: 2 lives lost in weekend accidents
(Mlive)–A 42-year-old Grand Rapids man is dead after a crash believed to be alcohol-involved Sunday night in Algoma Township, police say.
Kent County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at 8:19 p.m. June 28 to Summit Avenue NE north of 14 Mile Road NE and arrived to find a single-car rollover crash. Two people were trapped inside a Pontiac Sunfire.
The driver, a 41-year-old female from Algoma Township, had suffered an arm injury and was taken by Rockford Ambulance to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital. A male passenger inside was pronounced dead on scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.
Earlier in the day, an 18-year-old female died after her vehicle was hit head-on by another driver, Ottawa County sheriff’s officials say.
Marrisa Kronomeyer was pronounced dead after her vehicle was struck by the vehicle of 21-year-old Ronald Mancha around 5 a.m. Sunday on Douglas Avenue near VanDyke Street.
Mancha was driving with an expired driver’s license and left the scene of the accident. He was later picked up by police.
Mancha told police he had been awake all night, and that he was going to work when the accident happened.
Mancha had three other passengers in the car: 20-year-old Laura Castillo of Holland, 23-year-old Patrica Peralas and an additional 16-year-old passenger. Mancha was taken to Zeeland Community Hospital, then taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital.
It is unclear if the other passengers were wearing their seat belts. Police are investigating if alcohol was involved in the crash.