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Witnesses sought in fatal crash

HOLLAND, Mich. — A Holland man died in a crash on US-31 at Central Avenue Tuesday, and police are hoping witnesses will be able to help in the investigation.

Robert Trees, 86, of Holland, was pronounced dead after being taken to Holland Hospital. Police have not identified the other driver, only as a 20-year-old man from Goetzville, Mich.

Around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday, Trees was driving a pickup southbound on US-31 when he collided with a northbound car driven by the younger man, according to the Holland Department of Public Safety.

Two witnesses have already assisted police, but anyone who saw the crash is asked to call Sgt. Dan Kender at 616-355-1122.

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  • Justin Case

    Drove by this after this happened.The pickup was facing southbound in the northbound lanes (it is a divided highway at this section). Did the truck cross over?

  • Serra

    This happened in front of my work.. They have the two people mixed up- the older man was in the car (Robert trees) and the younger man was in the pickup. From what I know the younger man (In the pickup) Ran the red light and Struck the smaller car (Robert)

    • Justin Case

      That would make more sense from what I saw of the aftermath. As written, it seemed odd for any 86 old man to be driving the older beat up pickup, and a 20-year old to be driving a well-kept Impala (prev generation).

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