HILLSDALE COUNTY, MI – On Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, at approximately 4:00 p.m., troopers from the Michigan State Police Jackson Post were dispatched to a crash involving two semi tractor-trailers, which occurred on M-49, just south of the Jonesville Road intersection.
Investigation showed a semi tractor-trailer driven by Michael Fink, a 74 year old man from Jonesville, was southbound on M-49 when it lost control, crossed the center line, and collided head on with a northbound semi tractor-trailer driven by a 62 year old man from Litchfield.
Michael Fink succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The other driver was transported to Hillsdale Community Hospital where he was treated and released with minor injuries.
This investigation is still ongoing. Troopers were assisted at the scene by deputies from the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Office, Allen Township Fire Department, Reading Emergency Unit, Hudson Area Ambulance, Hillsdale County Road Commission, Michigan Department of Transportation, and local members of the community.