Suspected illegal immigrant to be charged in deadly DUI crash

HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- A 30-year-old suspected illegal immigrant is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday to face charges for driving drunk and killing a motorcyclist.

The crash happened around 9 p.m. Sunday on 32nd St. near Apple Ave. Investigators say the eastbound SUV crossed the center line hitting the motorcycle. The motorcyclist is identified as David Achterhof, 57, of Holland.

Two passengers in the SUV ran from the scene of the crash, but officers caught them a short time later.

The three occupants are all in custody at the Holland Department of Public Safety and being held for Immigration and Customs Enforcement as a result of their immigration status.

The suspect is expected to be charged with operating while intoxicated causing death, driving with a suspended license causing death, and failing to stop at a fatal accident. His identity will be released after the hearing.


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