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Tractor-trailer’s failure to stop for construction led to chain-reaction crash, troopers say

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Tractor-trailer’s failure to stop for construction led to chain-reaction crash, troopers say
A tractor-trailer reportedly caused a chain-reaction crash when the driver failed to stop for road construction.

JACKSON, Mich. — A tractor-trailer reportedly caused a chain-reaction crash late Thursday morning, May 12, when the driver failed to stop for road construction. The crash happened in the westbound lanes of Interstate 94 in Jackson, Michigan, near the Parma exit.

WTVB reports that the tractor-trailer failed to stop as it entered a closed lane in a construction area, striking a pet store supply truck and leading to a chain-reaction crash involving four vehicles.

When Michigan troopers arrived, the pet store supply truck was on its side against a median wall and the tractor-trailer was in the ditch. Three people affected by the crash were sent to area hospitals with nonserious injuries.

The tractor-trailer driver, 34, of Flint, Michigan, was cited for a violation of basic speed law and failure to stop within an assure cleared distance.

 

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