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Driver in fatal August hit-and-run charged

The driver has been identified as Jack Bankson, 39, of Holland Township.

The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office says they have charged the man responsible for hitting and killing a Kentwood woman in August. 

The driver has been identified as Jack Bankson, 39, of Holland Township.

Bankson is charged with Failing to Stop at the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident and Operating without an Ignition Interlock Device.  

His bond was set at $5,000 cash/surety. 

RELATED: Driver in fatal August hit-and-run turns himself in

The incident happened Aug. 15, when police say Valerie Batema was found lying unresponsive in the westbound lanes of the I-196 business loop around 1:30 a.m. 

Bankson turned himself in on Aug. 26 and was arraigned on Sept. 29. 

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