CROCKERY TWP. (WHTC) - A husband and wife from Coopersville are dead after a two-vehicle crash in northern Ottawa County. 88-year-old Robert Schmidt and his 87-year-old wife, Erika, were killed shortly before 1 p.m. Friday in the crash on Apple Drive, east of State Road in Crockery Township. Lieutenant Steve Kempker with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department says the Schmidts' car crossed the center line and collided with a car driven by 61-year-old Paul Whiteman of Muskegon. Whiteman was taken to Hackley Hospital in Muskegon with minor injuries. Kempker says the Schmidts were both wearing their seat belts when the crash occurred. An investigation continues.
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