UPDATE: 20-year-old dies following Ionia Co. crash


UPDATE: 8-27-21 @ 10:14 a.m. (WLNS)– On Friday morning, the Ionia County sheriff’s department posted an update on Facebook, that the driver died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS)– A 20-year-old woman from Holland is fighting for life Friday, followng a crash Thursday afternoon in Ionia County.

According to the sheriff’s office, shortly after 2:30 p.m., the woman rear-ended a large box truck on I-96 near Knox R.d in Portland Township during a traffic back-up from a different accident.

First responders had to free the woman from the vehicle where she was then taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the box truck was not injured.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, and it remains under investigation.

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