Death: Suspect Apprehended; Victim of Fatal Pedestrian Strike on Holland’s North Side Recognized – The identity of a 58-year-old Holland Township man who died in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday evening has been formally revealed, and the man accused of his death has appeared in court.
According to whtc.com, Thomas Deweys of Holland was struck and killed while walking on a sidewalk along Butternut Avenue, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.
Oscar Mar-Arteaga of Holland was charged with driving while intoxicated and causing death in Holland District Court on Monday afternoon. Mar-Arteaga remains in the Ottawa County Jail after Judge Juanita Bocanegra set bond at $250,000.
Deputies and other first responders were summoned to Butternut Drive near Rose Park Drive around 8:15 p.m., according to Ottawa County Sheriff’s Sergeant Keith Biros. “A pickup truck operated by a 27-year-old Holland man was southbound on Butternut when the truck sideswiped another car,” Biros stated in a statement from the department.
“As a result of the initial accident, the truck lost control and veered to the right, striking a pedestrian on the sidewalk.” After that, the truck collided with six parked cars before coming to a halt.”