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19-year-old dies from snowmobile crash injuries

Update: Tyler John "TJ" Vankoevering has died following the crash.
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ALLENDALE CHARTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Update: The 19-year-old involved in this accident has passed away. He has been identified as Tyler John "TJ" Vankoevering. The crash remains under investigation.


A 19-year-old is being treated for life threatening injuries after crashing a snowmobile in Ottawa County. 

According to a press release from the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened just before midnight Friday on Pierce Street west of 64th Avenue in Allendale Township.

The sheriff's office said the 19-year-old hit a power pole and broke it. The crash caused lines to fall into the roadway. 

The man was not wearing a helmet, the press release said. 

Deputies are continuing to investigate what happened, no one else was hurt in the incident.

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