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Passenger dead after 15-year-old driver collides with semi in Georgetown Twp.

The 31-year-old passenger from Hudsonville has died.
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On Sept. 2, a 15-year-old from Hudsonville crashed into a semi-truck, seriously injuring herself and her passenger.

Her passenger, a 31-year-old woman, sustained critical injuries and was transported to the hospital by helicopter. 

Police said the passenger died on Tuesday. They have identified the woman as Amanda Tikkanen from Hudsonville.

Around 5:24 p.m. on Sept. 2, the teen was driving a 2015 blue Nissan sedan westbound on 44th Street and stopped at the traffic light at 14th Avenue. She then turned left, directly in front of an eastbound semi pulling an empty flatbed.

Police say the 57-year-old man driving the truck was unable to avoid the collision. He was uninjured.

The Nissan’s driver was transported to Spectrum Butterworth with serious injuries. 

All drivers were wearing their seatbelts.

44th Street was closed while the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office investigated and crews cleaned up the site. It reopened hours later.

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