5-year-old Isabella Soto of Roosevelt Elementary School dies in fatal Ottawa, MI car crash – Friday, October 1, 2021

Ottawa Car Crash Death of Isabella Soto of Roosevelt Elementary School

5-year-old Isabella Soto of Roosevelt Elementary School died in a fatal Ottawa, MI car crash that occurred on Friday, October 1, 2021. It happened at about 6:45 p.m. when Isabella’s father, while driving an Audi Q5 east on  I-196 faster than surrounding traffic, slowed down and attempted to move into the right lane.

The Audi crashed into the rear of a Ford F-150 pickup, pushing it into a Jeep. The impact left Isabella with fatal injuries from which she was pronounced dead.

Her father, only identified as a 45-year-old Holland man, was left with injuries and has since been hospitalized.  The driver of the Ford survived the accident with minor injuries.

The accident happened in a section of the road where traffic was merging into one lane for construction works.

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