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Sheriff: Pile-up crash result of trucker adjusting his radio 


A multi vehicle crash blocked a portion of Interstate 96 on Thursday morning after a trucker was distracted by his radio. 

The accident happened on June 16th at around 11 a.m. in Wright Township, Michigan. 

According to Holland Sentinel, a 54-year-old, unnamed trucker was driving a fuel tanker along I-96 near the 21 mile marker between Marne and Coopersvile when he went to adjust his radio. As he was messing with the radio, the driver failed to notice traffic stopped ahead for construction. The truck then crashed into a camper trailer being pulled by a pickup, causing both vehicles to jackknife and block the roadway. The pickup hauling a trailer and the semi truck then collided with an SUV. 

The driver of the pickup truck pulling the camper suffered minor injuries in the crash, but declined medical treatment at the scene. No other people were hurt in the incident. 

The westbound lanes of I-96 were shut down for over an hour as more than a dozen wreckers worked to clear the scene. The incident has since been cleared. It is not clear if the truck driver received any citations for the wreck. 


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