Grand Haven Tribune: Nunica man hurt in crash with box truck

Nunica man hurt in crash with box truck

Becky Vargo • Jan 28, 2019 at 3:50 PM

NUNICA — A 62-year-old Nunica man suffered minor injuries when his car struck a box truck that was spinning after it hit a plow truck.

The crash happened on M-104 (Cleveland Street) just after the entrance ramp to eastbound I-96.

An Ottawa County plow truck was sanding the westbound lane of Cleveland Street, just under the overpass shortly after 2:30 p.m. The Same Day box truck came down the exit ramp from westbound I-96 and clipped the right side of the plow truck, according to Sgt. Matt Wildfong of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

The contact sent the box truck into a spin, and the large vehicle spun right into the path of an eastbound Suzuki driven by the Nunica man, Jeffrey Jones.

The car hit the truck, the truck continued to spin and its back end struck the guardrail. The car also hit the guardrail, Wildfong said.

Jones was walking around at the scene, but was taken by ambulance to North Ottawa Community Hospital to be checked, the sergeant said.

Wildfong said that this was the first injury accident in the county that the Sheriff’s Office had policed today, that he knew of.

“With everybody being closed, it cut the traffic down in half,” he said. “We didn’t have anything this morning on I-96.”

Wildfong said the only call he had on the freeway was to pick up a bag of garbage in the travel lane.

“There were whiteouts at times, but people slowed down, I guess,” he said. “We haven’t had a lot of slide-offs and crashes.”

One lane of traffic on Cleveland was blocked during the crash investigation. The road opened up at about 3:50 p.m.

Wildfong said no tickets had been given yet.

The crash is still under investigation.

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