2 Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies hurt in crash

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HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Two Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies were injured in a traffic crash involving a sheriff’s patrol vehicle and another vehicle Saturday evening.

The crash happened at around 5:38 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of 112th Avenue and East Lakewood Boulevard in Holland Township.  Two sheriff’s deputies were in the cruiser and sustained injuries that were not life threatening.

The injured deputies were drivre Travis Schippers and passenger Patrick Gedeon.

The Holland Township Fire Department was on scene and assisted with the extrication of a deputy who was unable to get out of the vehicle due to the vehicle being heavily damaged on the passenger side.

Both deputies were transported to a local hospital where they were treated and released.

The other vehicle’s driver and passengers were not injured.

The deputies were on patrol at the time of the traffic crash. Witnesses reported the driver of the other vehicle caused the accident by running a red light and hitting the cruiser while it was making a legal left turn.

The Holland Department of Public Safety is handling the investigation of the traffic crash upon the request of Sheriff Steve Kempker.

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