SARANAC, MI – On Thursday, August 9th, 2018, at approximately 5:17 PM, deputies from the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a personal injury (PI) accident on westbound I-96 Hwy near Morrison Lake Rd.
The investigation revealed that a flat-bed semi-truck was broken down on the side of the expressway. A white ford pick-up was stopped to assist with getting the semi back on the road. A truck driven by a 40 year old man from Zeeland crossed the fog line striking the pick-up truck. The pick-up truck was pushed into the semi-truck. This caused the at-fault vehicle to go over the guardrail into the ditch.
The drivers from the two vehicles were outside of their vehicles and were able to move out of the way of the oncoming vehicle. They received minor injuries.
Assisting the sheriff’s office on scene were Saranac Fire Department, Life EMS, Ionia Central Dispatch and Reed and Hoppes Towing.