8 people hurt in Georgetown Township head-on collision

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GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Eight people were injured in a two-vehicle head-on crash at midday Saturday.

The crash involving a white Chrysler minivan and a silver Honda SUV occurred shortly after 11:30 a.m. Saturday at 4035 Fillmore St. in Georgetown Township.

Ottawa County Undersheriff Steve Kempker told FOX 17 the driver of the SUV was eastbound and attempting to pass another vehicle when it collided head-on with the westbound minivan. That stretch of road is a legal passing area.

The driver of the SUV, Rebekah Barr, 20, of Allendale, was the only person in her vehicle. Police said she suffered a head injury and was taken to Mercy Hospital where she was listed in stable condition.

Seven people were in the minivan, including five children. The driver, Leonardo Tablo-Lorenzo, 29, of Wyoming, suffered head injuries. He and a passenger, Benita Matias, 31, of Wyoming, both were taken to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids where both were listed in stable condition.

Five children all were taken to Helen Devos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids.

Police said all three adults were pinned in their vehicles and had to be extricated.

The people inside the minivan were Hispanic and spoke only Spanish, police said. A passing motorist stopped to serve as an interpreter.

Fillmore Street remained closed to traffic until reopening at 1:10 p.m. Saturday.

The crash remains under investigation by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

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