Alleged drunk driver kills man who pulled over to fix tire

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HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — One person is dead and four others injured following a crash on I-196 involving multiple vehicles Saturday.

The crash happened around 2:00 p.m. on I-196 in the east bound lanes near 32nd Ave. in Hudsonville.

Officials said Bernard and Debra Langmyer were on the side of the road fixing a flat tire when they were hit.

Bernard was pronounced dead at the scene. His wife was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Ottawa County Sheriff responded to the crash along with Georgetown Fire Department, and  Hudsonville Fire Department, and Life Ambulance.

Deputies said they arrested a 46-year-old person for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and on outstanding warrants and say he rear-ended Langmyer’s car.

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5 comments

  • rhonda

    A man was pulled off on the shoulder with a blown tire. He (and his wife I think) had notified On Star and they were waiting for help to arrive. Meanwhile an SUV (with a drunk driver according to WoodTV) had passed someone on the left then merged back into the right lane but merged too far and struck the disabled vehicle, killing the male. I was caught in the traffic backup and while waiting at the Hudsonville exit I observed about 3 flatbeds taking away the vehicles. The one was barely recognizable. So sad.