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Second victim dies from wrong-way crash on I-96
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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A passenger in a car struck last week by a wrong-way car on I-96 has died.

Dr. Shirley Van Hoeven, 79, of Montague, died from injuries suffered in Friday afternoon's crash near Marne.

Dr. Van Hoeven was a passenger in a vehicle heading west on I-96 when it was struck head-on by a vehicle heading east in the westbound lanes.

Dr. Van Hoeven was a professor emerita of communication at Western Michigan University. She served the university for 28 years, retiring in 1999.

Leslie Laymon, 83, was driving on a suspended license; the Secretary of State determined him to be not competent to drive. Laymon's wife also died in the crash.

Residents talk about confusing intersection: http://on.wzzm.com/1weRyMe


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