Fatal semi-truck crash closes M-14 for hours Monday
ANN ARBOR TOWNSHIP, Mich. (FOX 2) - Eastbound M-14 is now open after a fatal semi-truck crash Monday in Ann Arbor Township.
UPDATE: Semi-truck driver was driving too fast when he hit standstill traffic on M-14
Police said four trucks were involved in the crash that happened by Miller Road at 3:25 p.m. Police confirmed one death and said two other people were hurt.
The road was closed for hours. It reopened at 11:45 p.m.
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What to Do If You’re Involved in a Truck Accident
Being involved in a truck accident with a large truck – whether it’s a dump truck, tractor-trailer, or 18-wheeler – can be a traumatic experience. The personal injury attorneys at Sinas Dramis Law Firm have helped many Michigan families over the years with their complicated semi-truck accident claims.
If you’ve been in a collision with a large truck, here’s what you should do:
- Stay calm.
- Call police/law enforcement to alert them to the accident. If you or anyone else has been injured, call for an ambulance.
- If it is possible to move your car out of the roadway, try to do so safely.
- Document all injuries, aches, and pains you might be experiencing at the time, even if you think they are minor.
- Write down as much information as possible. Items to note include the following:
- All injuries, pains, etc., that you and your passengers are experiencing,
- The exact location of the accident,
- Time, weather conditions, direction vehicles were traveling at the time of the accident,
- A description of how the accident occurred,
- License plate numbers of all vehicles involved in the accident,
- Description of the damage sustained to each vehicle involved in the accident,
- Statements made by other drivers admitting responsibility for the crash,
- Statements made by other drivers or passengers stating that they were not injured as a result of the accident,
- Name, badge number, phone number of all police officers/law enforcement officers who arrive at the scene,
- Name, address, phone number, driver’s license number, and insurance information of all other drivers involved in the accident,
- Names, addresses, and phone numbers of all witnesses who observed the accident and/or arrived at the scene of the accident, and
- Observations as to whether drugs and/or alcohol contributed to the accident.
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SHIAWASSEE TOWNSHIP, MI -- A 41-year-old Flint man died in a crash Wednesday after colliding into a semi-tractor trailer that was legally parked on the shoulder of Interstate 69 in Shiawassee County, according to the Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office.
The crash occurred around noon Wednesday, Oct. 13 on eastbound I-69 near the State Road overpass in Shiawassee Township.
An initial report indicates a pickup truck driven by the Flint man, the lone occupant of the vehicle, ran into the back a semi-tractor trailer, which was legally parked on the eastbound shoulder of I-69 and outside of all lanes of travel, according to a Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office news release.
The Flint man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced deceased at the scene. It is unknown why he was driving on the shoulder of the road.
The Shiawassee Township Fire Department, Perry Township Fire Department, Perry Township Rescue, Michigan State Police and Central Dispatch assisted the Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office at the scene.
The fatal crash remains under investigation.
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Semi-truck collides into Detroit apartment, DTE employee dies after electrocution, gifted car stolen
No serious injuries after semi-truck crashes into apartment in Detroit
A semi-truck heavily impacted an apartment building and damaged five parked cars early Monday morning. The driver is also missing after witnesses say he ran from the scene. The tenant at the apartment that was damaged was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
MONDAY NEWS HIT - The driver of a semi-truck is missing after he lost control of his vehicle, struck multiple parked cars, and collided with an apartment building wall.
No one was seriously injured in the crash, but the structure near Greenfield and Grove in west Detroit sustained heavy damage.
A tenant in the apartment complex was taken to a hospital as a precaution, however.
The crash happened around 2:30 a.m. Monday. Multiple police and fire units were on the scene by the time the crash was reported.
It's unclear what caused the semi-truck to lose control. It struck five parked vehicles before colliding with the corner of the apartment building.
One resident who spoke with FOX 2 said that had the parked vehicles not slowed the truck's speed, the impact could have been a lot worse.
Witnesses at the incident didn't get a good look at the driver before he fled, only describing him as wearing a white jumpsuit.
No other information was given.
Michigan proposes quarantining some firewood
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Insects like the Asian long-horned beetle, the mountain pine beetle, and the spotted lanternfly, which are not native to the state but are capable of damaging crops, trees, and vegetation, are known to be introduced to Michigan through firewood coming from out of state. "These infestations can be devastating and pose a serious threat to Michigan’s agriculture, natural resources and the environment," said Mike Philip, MDARD's pest management division director.
Under new proposed guidelines, the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development by heat-treating wood to a temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit for at least an hour. Kiln-dried lumber and wood chips smaller than an inch would be exempt. As would logs or wood shipped from out-of-state sources that directly go to mills.
A public comment period on the policy is now open until Nov. 19, 2021. Members of the public interested in providing feedback on this proposed quarantine can submit their comments to Mike Bryan, MDARD Export and Compliance Specialist by emailing [email protected]
DTE employee dies after being electrocuted
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"He, along with thousands of DTE employees, held a commitment to caring for our customers and communities, and we view him as a hero. We are reaching out to his family, and we ask for consideration and privacy at this time of profound sadness and grieving. We are sending our full love and support to his loved ones, and all those whose lives he touched," read a statement from DTE.
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The group was snatched by the 400 Mawozo gang, which controls the Croix-des-Bouquets area east of the capital of Port-au-Prince, police inspector Frantz Champagne told The Associated Press on Sunday. The abduction happened Saturday in the community of Ganthier, which lies in the gang's area. It was blamed for the kidnapping of five priests and two nuns earlier this year.
As authorities sought the release of the 16 Americans and one Canadian with the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries, local unions and other organizations expected to launch a strike Monday to protest Haiti’s worsening lack of security.
M-6 reopens 3 days after deadly crash near Wilson Avenue
Update 5/26: MDOT says all westbound lanes of M-6 have reopened.
More information has been released surrounding the fatal crash Sunday.
The semi-truck driver has been identified as a 48-year-old Charles Fletcher from Standish, and the occupant of the car was identified as 58-year-old Lawrence Green from Kentwood.
The crash remains under investigation. The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office said the driver of the semi-truck hit a barrier and flipped. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, the under carriage of the truck did not have lights on it, and a witness said the driver of the car slammed into the semi. Both vehicles caught fire and burned in the crash.
MDOT said the freeway will remain closed for bridge repair until 5 p.m. this Thursday.
On Sunday, the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office responded to a fatal crash on M-6 just east of 8th Avenue in Jamestown Township of Ottawa County. A semi-truck turned over and caught fire around 5:30 a.m.
Ottawa County Sheriff's Office said when officers arrived, both the semi-truck and another vehicle, which struck the semi-truck, were engulfed in flames.
First responders were unable to get to the victims. Once the fire was extinguished, officers located one occupant in each of the vehicles, who were both pronounced dead at the scene.
Their information is being withheld at this time pending notification of next of kin.
Ottawa County Sheriff's Office initial investigation indicates that the semi-truck drifted off the south side of the roadway before correcting and then overturning. The trailer of the semi-truck was then struck by a westbound vehicle.
"The westbound M-6 in this area is going to be closed indefinitely at this point," said Lou Hunt, Ottawa County Director of Emergency Management via email. "There will be significant clean-up efforts that will take time."
The Michigan Department of Transportation is currently conducting a safety inspection on the bridge that crosses over Rush Creek to ensure that it is safe to handle traffic.
Westbound M-6 will remain closed for bridge inspection between Kenowa and 8th Avenue until Tuesday at 9 a.m.
The Ottawa County Sheriff's Office ask that anyone that may have witnessed the incident to contact the Sheriff's Office at 616-738-4000, Ottawa County Central Dispatch at 1-800-249-0911 or Silent Observer at 1-877-88-SILENT.
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UPDATE: Crash involving semi, car remains under investigation
UPDATE: 5/17/21 @ 8:49 AM (WLNS)– The Clinton County Sheriff’s officer responded to a crash around 4:30 p.m. Sunday on US 127 near Superior Drive in Bingham Township, involving a semi-truck and another vehicle.
According to deputies, a Chevrolet Spark driven by an 86-year-old St Johns woman pulled out from Superior Drive onto 127 slowly. The Semi-Truck driven by a 60-year-old man from New Hudson Michigan, was also northbound and attempted to avoid the slow car by switching into the left lane, but the driver of the Chevrolet Spark then turned in front of the truck in order to take the Michigan turn to head back south.
The Semi-truck at this point swerved to avoid the vehicle and overturned.
Both drivers were transported to Sparrow Hospital –Lansing Campus with non –life threatening injuries
The crash remains under investigation.
The Clinton County Sheriff Office was assisted by St Johns Fire, Clinton Area Ambulance, and Clinton County Central Dispatch.
ST. JOHNS, Mich. (WLNS)—On Sunday, a semi-truck rolled over in front of a Walmart in St. John’s.
The semi-truck was in the north bound lane heading south bound on US-127.
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