Alleged drunk driver ID’d in fatal Hudsonville crash

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Richard Lee Rish

HUDSONVILLE, Mich. — Online arrest records have identified the suspect driver involved in a deadly highway crash near Hudsonville on Saturday.

Deputies announced the arrest of a 46-year-old Holland man following the 3 vehicle crash along eastbound I-196 Saturday afternoon.  The arresting charge is Operating While Intoxicated Causing Death.

Online arrest and jail records identify the suspect as 46-year-old Richard Lee Rish.

He’s currently being held in the Ottawa County jail pending arraignment.

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

Investigators said Bernard and Debra Langmyer of Lenawee County were on the side of the road waiting on assistance to fix a flat tire when the vehicle they were in was hit.

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

A third vehicle was involved in the crash.  A 2009 Buick traveling east on I-196 hit Rish’s vehicle.  The occupants of the vehicle, a man and a woman from Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, suffered minor injuries.  They were both transported to an area hospital.


Read the original article detailing the crash HERE:  ‘Alleged drunk driver kills man who pulled over to fix tire’



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    • TheFoundingFathers

      Good luck with that, I bet he will be another habitual offender that keeps on habitually offending…………

      • chopper4444

        Were you there or are you simply one that just makes stupid comments? A court will determine the outcome.
        Not fools who should never be on a jury much less writing a statement from total ignorance. Sounds like he really blew it. Let a court of law decide instead of making ignorant statements as “fact”.

      • chopper4444

        “I bet he will be another habitual offender”……I know the guy, do you? He made a VERY BAD mistake!! Heaven help that none of us experience something like this. He will NEVER forgive himself much less anyone here.