UPDATE: 2 dead, 1 injured in Delta County crash involving semi
GARDEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLUC) - Two people are dead and one more is injured after a semi-truck crossed the center line on US-2 and hit another vehicle, according to the MSP.
Michigan State Police from the Gladstone Post were dispatched to US-2 near Fishdam River in Garden Township at 3:55 p.m. on Friday.
A white Toyota SUV and a black Chevrolet SUV were headed eastbound on US-2. A semi-truck was heading westbound when the semi driver, from Canada, lost control and drifted towards the side of the road. The driver tried to correct this by steering back into the proper lane, but crossed the center line and struck the Toyota SUV head-on.
There were two people in the Toyota at the time. Gerald Weaver, 47, and Tara Weaver, 46, both from Escanaba, died on the scene.
After this crash, the trailer portion of the semi was still in the road. The Chevrolet SUV hit the end of the trailer. The driver was a 54-year-old man from Oshkosh, WI. He was pinned inside the vehicle and broke several bones.
The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.
After this crash, two more vehicles collided in an attempt to stop. No injuries were reported in the second crash.
MSP Troopers from the Gladstone Post and Manistique Outpost, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers from the St. Ignace Post, deputies from the Delta County Sheriff’s Department, DNR, Rampart EMS, Manistique EMS, Inwood Township Fire and EMS, Thompson Township Fire, Nahma Township Fire, Garden Township Fire, Gene’s Towning and the Delta County Road Commission assisted on the scene.
This crash is still under investigation.
Last published: Jan 27, 2023 10:31:26 PM
The Delta County Sheriff’s Office says as of 8:20 p.m. Friday, all lanes of travel are open at US-2 and the Fishdam.
The sheriff’s office urges drivers to use caution, as roads remain slippery.
The Delta County Sheriff’s Office says the crash involved three vehicles, including a semi.
No further information about the crash is available at this time. This story will be updated as more information does become available.
Last published: Jan 27, 2023 7:24:02 PM
MDOT says as of 6:30 p.m. Friday, US-2 has partially reopened in both directions with alternating lanes of traffic after a serious crash between M-183 and Main St.
This is between Garden Corners and Isabella in eastern Delta County. The Delta County Sheriff’s Office says the crash involved three vehicles, including a semi.
No further information about the crash is available at this time. This story will be updated.
Last published: Jan 27, 2023 5:31:01 PM
A section of US-2 in Delta County is blocked as crews respond to a “serious crash,” according to the Delta County Sheriff Friday evening.
At around 4:30 p.m., the Delta County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook that MSP Troopers were on the scene of a serious three-vehicle crash involving a semi on US-2.
The Sheriff’s Office said the crash is between Garden Corners and Isabella. As of 5 p.m., US-2 was blocked and traffic was backed up.
The Sheriff asked that drivers stay away from that area. The office said roads east of Rapid River are extremely slippery and drivers should use caution if they must travel.
We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.
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