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1 dead after head-on collision in Ottawa County

One of the drivers, 51-year-old Melanie Dunham, was transported to the hospital where she died from her injuries.

OTTAWA COUNTY, Mich. — Update: 

The driver of the Honda CRV, 51-year-old Melanie Dunham of Spring Lake, was transported to Mercy Hospital in Muskegon where she died of her injuries following the head-on collision Wednesday.

The on-scene investigation has completed and Cleveland Street has been re-opened. 

Original Story:

A two car crash in Ottawa County has left both drivers in serious condition. The accident happened just before 2 p.m., Wednesday on Cleveland Street, east of 144th Avenue in Crockery Township.

Ottawa County Sheriff's responded to reports of a head-on crash with one person pinned in their car. On scene investigation showed that a Ford Edge, driven by a 76-year-old Chesterfield man was traveling east on Cleveland Street. 

The Ford Edge attempted to pass another car in the westbound lane, crashing head-on with a Honda CRV driven by a 51-year-old Spring Lake woman.

The driver of the Ford Edge sustained serious injuries and was transported to an area hospital. The driver of the Honda CRV sustained critical injuries and had to be freed from her car by Fire-Rescue. 

Cleveland Street is closed in both directions while the investigation continues. Drivers are asked to find an alternate route at this time.

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