Car-Truck Crash Fatal
Hudsonville Man, 45, Pinned Under Auto
5 October 1957
Lambert Gryzen, 45, of Hudsonville, RR3, was killed
outright Saturday night when he was pinned beneath his auto after it collided
with the rear of a dump truck on M-21 near Hudsonville.
The truck driver, Gerrit Kooienga, 52, of Zeeland, RR2, was reported in satisfactory condition in St. Mary's hospital here. He suffered head and chest injuries.
Thrown From Car
Ottawa county sheriff's department said Mr. Gryzen was
thrown from the car and the auto toppled over on him, about a mile west of
Mr. Gryzen, who worked as a painter, was returning from a small blueberry farm he operated. Dr. Peter VerKaik of Hudsonville, medical examiner, listed internal injuries as cause of death.
A son of Mr. Gryzen, Jack, 18, drowned five year ago.
Surviving Mr. Gryzen are his wife, Katheryn; a daughter, Mrs. Arlene Doorn of Grand Rapids; a son, Dale, at home; his father, John Gryzen, and a brother, John, Jr. , both of Hudsonville.
Created: 16 Dec 2011