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No spilled milk in rollover

Becky Vargo • Mar 9, 2017 at 3:04 PM

ROBINSON TWP. — The driver of a milk tanker was sent to an area hospital after he rolled his truck into a ditch off 120th Avenue in Robinson Township.

The Holland man suffered minor injuries in the crash, according to police.

William Tomsheck, 55, was taken to Holland Hospital in stable condition by a North Ottawa Community Hospital ambulance.

Police said Tomsheck was driving the milk truck west on Lake Michigan Drive shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday when he turned south onto 120th Avenue. The truck rolled over into the ditch next to Northland Farms and landed upside down.

Police said the driver was “going a little too fast.”

A second truck from the milk company arrived later Thursday afternoon to transfer the 48,000 pounds of milk from the upside-down tanker so large tow trucks from K&R Towing and Recovery could upright the truck.

The southbound lane of 120th Avenue was blocked for a short distance after the crash, but vehicles were able to get by in both directions. The roadway was completely blocked to traffic while the crews worked to upright the truck.

The scene wasn’t cleared until about 7:30 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation by the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department, said Sgt. Cal Keuning.

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