According to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, a 2009 Chevy Cobalt driven by 53-year-old Gaylee Burns was traveling northwest on Mercury Dr. when she lost control of her vehicle and slid into the other lane. Ms. Burns’ vehicle slid into the path of a 2007, Ford F-150 driven by 47-year-old Scott Miller, which struck the Chevy Cobalt in the passenger side of the vehicle.
According to a witness at the scene, Mr. Miller was unable to avoid hitting the Cobalt.
Gaylee Burns was pronounced deceased at the scene, and her passenger, 55-year-old Lewis Burns Jr. was pinned in and had to be extricated from the vehicle. He was then taken to Hackey Hospital in Muskegon where he later died from his injuries.
Mr. Miller was uninjured in the crash, which happened around 8 p.m. Saturday night.
This crash remains under investigation by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.