I-196 crash involving hauler critically injures 1

Kent County
tipped hauler in grassy median flanked by road crews

An Aug. 6, 2019 photo shows a hauler flipped on a vehicle in the median of I-196 near 28th Street in Grandville. (Aug. 6, 2019)

GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — An I-196 crash involving a truck hauling fertilizer has critically injured a driver.

It happened shortly before 2 p.m. Tuesday on I-196 near 28th Street in Grandville.

tipped hauler in grassy median flanked by road crews
An Aug. 6, 2019 photo shows a hauler flipped on a vehicle in the median of I-196 near 28th Street in Grandville. (Aug. 6, 2019)

Police say the driver of the hauler was conscious when he was taken by ambulance to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The driver in the car is expected to be OK, according to Grandville police.

Line of cars on I-196
An Aug. 6, 2019 photo shows traffic backups on I-196 near 28th Street close to the scene of a crash involving a hauler.

The crash snarled traffic in both directions, but the scene has since been cleared.

It’s unclear what led to the crash.

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