Jennifer Broekhuizen Obituary: Michigan pharmacist passes away in a car accident

Grand Rapids, Michigan – The Grand Rapids community is mourning the untimely passing of Dr. Jennifer Broekhuizen, a highly respected pharmacist and Ferris State University graduate. Dr. Broekhuizen tragically lost her life in a deadly car accident that also left her husband and son injured. The incident occurred on Monday, September 4, 2023, casting a somber shadow over her family and friends.

In a heartbreaking turn of events, Dr. Jennifer Broekhuizen was killed in the accident, which left her husband, Tim, with a broken hip bone, and her son with a broken collarbone. The accident prompted a response from law enforcement agencies who rushed to the scene of the serious car crash.

According to a family member, the son was airlifted to DeVos Hospital in Grand Rapids in serious condition, while her husband was transported to an area hospital in serious but stable condition. The accident has left the family devastated, with loved ones calling for prayers and support for those left behind and for the swift recovery of her son and husband.

Preliminary investigations indicate that the car they were traveling in veered off the road, leading to the tragic loss of the licensed pharmacist, Dr. Jennifer Broekhuizen. Friends and family of the respected woman are now coming together to remember her and offer support during this difficult time.

The incident involving the wrong-way driver was first reported on I-87 in Lewis, Essex County, on September 4, 2023, as reported by the State Police. The driver, when signaled to stop by the police, refused to comply, resulting in a collision with another vehicle. This devastating collision caused significant injuries and claimed the life of Dr. Jennifer Broekhuizen. As a result, the southbound lanes of Interstate 87 between exits 33 and 32 had to be closed, with Exit 33 also inaccessible as authorities conducted their investigation and cleanup.

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The State Police, with assistance from Troop B BCI and Troop B CRU, are actively investigating the accident, along with local fire and rescue services and the Essex County Sheriff’s Office. Traffic restrictions are expected to remain in place until the accident investigation, vehicle removal, and cleanup operations are completed.

As the investigation unfolds, details surrounding the victim’s identity and any potential charges against the wrong-way motorist will be disclosed in due course. The community mourns the loss of Dr. Jennifer Broekhuizen and offers its support to her grieving family while hoping for a swift recovery for her injured husband and son.

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