Deputy injured in 40-car pileup on U.S. 31

Police said as many as 40 cars may have been involved in crashes Thursday morning on southbound U.S. 31 in northern Muskegon County.
WZZM-TV
Dec 12, 2013

Two police vehicles were also involved in the pileup.

Snowy conditions and drivers' speed led to the pileup, police said, which began at about 9 a.m. Heavy snow was falling at the time.

Authorities said the pileup began when drivers did not slow down as they approached what was a minor two-car crash. That initial crash quickly blossomed into a pileup between White Lake Drive and Russell Road.

The Muskegon County Sheriff's Department said a county patrol car was struck while responding to the first crash. Muskegon County Undersheriff Dan Stout said a deputy was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The deputy was in his vehicle, which was stopped on the side of U.S. 31, when it was struck.

A state police SUV was also struck by a sliding semi-truck in the pileup. The trooper inside the SUV was not injured.

Southbound U.S. 31 was closed at White Lake Drive for several hours after the crashes. 
 

Comments

rukidding

Are You Kidding - "Police said as many as 40 cars may have been involved in crashes Thursday morning on southbound U.S. 31 in northern Muskegon County."

"As many as", they aren't sure, they can't count that high; hell they were there. Just glad nobody was seriously injured.

LessThanAmused

The days of Sgt Joe Friday and "just the facts ma'am" are long gone bud. When was the last time you read an article that covered the who, what, where, when and why?

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