According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, the accident happened near the intersection of Buchanan Street and 112th Avenue. Deputies say 19-year-old Cameron Gwaltney of Covington, Georgia was traveling west on Buchanan St. when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree. After striking the tree, his vehicle landed on its side and then caught fire.
Mr. Gwaltney and his passenger 21-year-old Ashley Schiller from Grand Haven were able to get out of the vehicle and get themselves to a local hospital. They sustained minor injuries in the accident.
Deputies believe alcohol is a factor in the accident. The accident remains under investigation.