Police Identify GVSU Student Struck and Killed Friday

WALKER, Mich. –

Police identified GVSU student, Jessie Winterholler, 19, of Trenton as the student struck and killed Friday evening.

It happened around 7:10 p.m. in the 4200 block of 3 Mile NW.

Walker Police said Winterholler and her two friends were headed to Comstock Park from Grand Valley State’s Allendale campus when they got into an argument.

One of students got out of the vehicle and was going to walk the rest of the way.

Police said Winterholler tried to go get her friend.

The student was struck by a 49-year-old  woman from Holland driving Chevy Malibu headed west on 3 Mile Road NW. The female victim was apparently wearing dark clothing.

The student died instantly in the crash, speed and alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the accident.

Winterholler had several blogs through the website Tumblr.  One of the blogs has a French theme and involves a reoccurring cartoon character.

 Grand Valley State University held their senior commencements Saturday morning. During the  ceremony the late President Gerald R. Ford’s daughter, Susan Ford Bales was giving  the keynote address and  offered her condolences for Winterholler ‘s family.

 The school has guidance counselors on call for any student that wants to talk.  All they have to do is call the Counseling and Career Development Center at 616-331-3266 and ask for help.

(Picture: Courtesy of Facebook)

4 comments

  • friendsinmourning

    Your information is incorrect. One of the passengers is correcting the information with Wood TV right now. Correct your “story” because a wonderful young lady has been tragically taken from the world and her friends and family are mourning. Inaccurate information spread online damages the memory of Jessie and causes more pain to those mourning her.

  • Historygeek5

    I talked to Jessie on her tumblr blog asking for advice. I needed to talk to somone. She was so nice and said that if i needed somone to talk to then she was all ears. I wish i could have thanked her in person. My heart goes out to her family during this time.

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