1-20-17 Kalamazoo Semi-driver Cited After Truck Fire
A 24-year old semi driver was northbound on US-131 and reached down to pick up a phone. Almost immediately, the trailer swerved out of his lane and struck a disabled vehicle. As the trailer sideswiped the car, it ruptured the truck’s gas tank and spilled fuel which soon ignited. The massive fire shut down 131 near the Parkview exit for several hours.
Now the driver has been cited for improper lane use.
The driver was not injured in the crash and the driver of the car that was hit had to be taken to a local hospital. She was treated for minor injuries to her leg.