Loss of Brakes causes Man to Crash Vehicle in Ionia County

IONIA, MI – This morning, Friday, May 20th, 2016, at approximately 8:00 a.m., an Ionia County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was dispatched out to a one vehicle accident south of town.Ionia Truck Crash

A 39 year old male from Lyons was driving a 1997 GMC Sonama Pick-up headed westbound on Grand River Ave, approaching the intersection of S. State Rd.

The driver, while attempting to stop for the intersection, noticed he did not have any brakes. The driver attempted to pump the brakes but was still not able to stop. The driver saw a semi truck on S. State Rd so he steered his vehicle into the grass to avoid a collision. The vehicle then collided with an LED sign.

The crash remains under investigation.

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