According to the Kent County Sheriff’s Department, a truck driven by 65-year-old Howard City man John Heeringa ran the stop sign heading northbound on Myers Lake Avenue. He crashed into an SUV driven by 33-year-old Paula Zuniga, the mother of the deceased boy.
There were also two other children in the SUV, one 3 1/2 and the other 1 1/2 years old. They were also injured and transported to Helen Devos Children’s Hospital.
Alcohol was not involved with the crash and it remains under investigation, according to sheriffs.