UPDATE 3:55 P.M. (WLNS) – The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office has released additional information on this morning’s crash.
During the morning hours of Thursday, June 23, a semi-tandem trailer and a John Deere tractor crashed on southbound US-127 north of Maple Roads in Greenbush Township.
Initial investigations show that the semi struck a Clinton County Road Commission tractor that was mowing the shoulder area.
During the crash, the semi broke through a guard rail, entered a ditch, and rolled over, trapping the semi driver inside until he was rescued by the St. Johns Fire Department.
The truck driver, a 34-year-old Bay City man was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The driver of the tractor, a 41-year-old man from Ovid, was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The semi was hauling a road tar substance that leaked out of the trailer. The substance has entered the Ferdon Inter-County Creek and cleanup work is currently underway.
The Clinton County Drain Commission along with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) are on scene evaluating steps for proper containment and cleanup. There is no threat to the public at this time.
CLINTON COUNTY, Mich. (WLNS) — US-127 south will be closed in Clinton County between the north county line and Maple Rapids Road.
According to an official, a semi-truck driving on the highway hit a large mowing machine.
The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office is asking people to avoid the area.
At this time that is all the information that we have.
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