OTTAWA COUNTY, MI – Police identified Elena Young, 33, of Holland, and her daughter, Angelina Trevino, 16, as victims of a fatal crash Sunday, Jan. 19, on Douglas Avenue in Holland Township.
Three others were injured.
The teen was a student at West Ottawa High School. Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies notified school officials of the loss before school started Monday, Jan. 20.
The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday on Douglas Avenue near Adams Street. Young was driving a 2002 BMW sport-utility vehicle east on Douglas when she lost control of her vehicle on the slushy road.
Her vehicle crossed the center line and was struck in the passenger side by an oncoming 2020 Nissan Rogue.
The daughter was seated in the front-passenger seat. Both were taken to Holland Hospital before the girl was airlifted to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital.
Ottawa County sheriff’s deputies continue to investigate but said road conditions appear the be a “major factor” in the crash.
Police said excessive speed and use of alcohol or drugs do not appear to be factors.
The names of those injured in the crash were not released.
The driver of the Nissan, 44-year-old Holland woman, and her front-seat passenger, an 18-year-old male, were taken to Holland Hospital then transferred to Butterworth Hospital. Both were in serious condition.
A 31-year-old Holland woman in another vehicle was also injured. She was driving a Jeep Cherokee behind the Nissan and could not avoid crashing into the Nissan, police said. She was in stable condition at Holland Hospital.
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