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Motorist’s semi truck pass attempt ends in fatal crash with second rig 


A motorist is dead after attempting to pass a semi truck and getting hit by another in Michigan on Thursday. 

The incident happened on January 26th in Berrien County, Michigan near U.S. 12 and Franklin Street in Bertrand Township. 

Witnesses say that an SUV was heading east on US 12 behind a semi truck when the motorist decided to pass the rig. As the SUV attempted the pass, the motorist lost control and veered off of the left side of the roadway. 

The motorist then regained control of the car but was soon struck head-on by a westbound tractor trailer, which pushed the car off of the roadway and into an embankment. The semi truck then rolled onto its side and came to a rest on top of the SUV. 

According to WSJM News, police arrived to find the rig on its side with the SUV underneath it. The motorist was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was not hurt in the incident. 

Investigators say that the wet and slushy roads at the time of the crash likely contributed to the wreck. No further information has been released.


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