MI Teen ‘TJ’ VanKoevering ID’d As Victim In Friday Night Allendale Snowmobile Crash

OTTAWA COUNTY, MI. (THECOUNT) — Tyler John “TJ” VanKoevering, of Zeeland, Michigan, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Friday night snowmobile crash in Ottawa County.

VanKoevering, 19, a star football and basketball player for Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville, was killed in a snowmobile crash in Charter Township around 11:40 p.m. Friday night.

According to reports, VanKoevering was operating a snowmobile on Pierce Street near 64th Avenue in Allendale, when the vehicle came into contact with a power utility pole. The crash caused power lines to fall to the ground.

VanKoevering was pronounced dead at an area hospital around 8 p.m. Saturday by the Kent County Medical Examiner’s Office.

VanKoevering had been a prominent football and basketball player for Unity Christian.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Geo quick facts: Ottawa County is a county located in the U.S. state of Michigan. As of the United States 2010 Census, the population was 263,801. The county seat is Grand Haven. The county is named for the Ottawa Nation. It was set off in 1831 and organized in 1837 – Wikipedia.