Bicyclist killed in early morning crash in Holland

Holland deadly bike crash

HOLLAND, MICH. - A 20-year-old bicyclist is dead after an early morning car crash in Holland.

The Holland Department of Public Safety was called to the scene on Waverly Avenue between 24th and 32nd Street just before 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10.

Johnathan Herlein, of Holland, was riding his bike in a lane of traffic when he was hit by a car going the same direction. The driver, a 23-year-old man, immediately called 911.

Police say the bicyclist was wearing dark clothing and was not seen by the driver until impact. His name will not be released until his family has been notified.

After the initial crash, investigators believe the bicyclist was hit by a second car that has not been identified. Witnesses tell police it was a white SUV, unknown make or model.

Police are asking anyone with any information regarding the second driver to contact the Department of Public Safety at 616-355-1150 or email investigators at policetips@cityofholland.com.

EDITOR's NOTE: In a previous version of this story, police provided an incorrect spelling of the victim's name. It has since been corrected. 

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Matt Gard is the Senior Producer of the 13 Morning News. If you have a story idea, you can contact him on Twitter, @mgard_wzzm13 or by e-mail, MattGard@wzzm13.com.

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