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Three rig, one van crash sends two to hospital 

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Two people were hurt after a crash in Michigan on Tuesday involving multiple semi trucks and a minivan. 

The accident happened on September 6th at 4:37 p.m. in the southbound lanes of US 23 in Hartland Township, Michigan. 

According to Click on Detroit, a 60-year-old driver was heading south on US 23 at Crouse Road in his 2007 Freightliner when he approached a line of traffic on the highway. The driver was unable to slow and crashed into the back of a Dodge Caravan stopped in the roadway, pushing it off the highway. 

The semi truck then continued into the back of a 2014 International driven by a 58-year-old man. The International was then pushed into the back of a 2020 Freightliner being driven by a 56-year-old man. 

The driver of the 2007 Freightliner was seriously injured in the crash and was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The motorist in the minivan was also transported to the hospital but was described as being in “good condition.” The other two truckers were not hurt. 

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate, but officers do not believe alcohol or speeding were factors in the crash. The highway was closed for six hours as crews cleared the wreckage – it has since been reopened.

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