Gravel truck causes three-car accident on US-23

Kerry Clines

July 17, 2017

Photo: Fox 2.

A gravel truck was the cause of a three-car accident on US-23 in Milan, Mich., on Friday afternoon, July 7, 2017, Fox 2 reports. The truck driver, 60-year-old Kenneth Woody, who was pulling two gravel trailers, hit two vehicles and left three others injured before overturning. Woody was in critical condition and was transported via Survival Flight to the University of Michigan Hospital.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office told the news agency that the crash occurred when Woody, who was headed north, struck a disabled flatbed trailer on the right shoulder of the road. Luckily, the driver pulling the flatbed trailer was not in his vehicle at the time of the crash. When the gravel truck driver veered his truck back onto the highway, he sideswiped a third vehicle, sending it into the median. The gravel truck then jackknifed and overturned, spilling gravel onto the median.

The three passengers in the third vehicle — the 64-year-old driver, his 63-year-old wife, and her 83-year-old mother — were hospitalized, but are in stable condition.

Northbound US-23 remained closed after the crash to allow for clean up. The crash is under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Services Division. [related-post id=”54540″/

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