Woman killed in crash with semi-truck on US-31

Ottawa County
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The scene of a deadly crash on US-31 near Grand Haven on July 11, 2019. (Kelly Lawrence/Facebook)

GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A woman was killed when her SUV collided with a semi-truck on US-31 south of Grand Haven Thursday.

The crash happened shortly before 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of US-31 and Comstock Street in Grand Haven Township.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office said the woman was trying to turn from southbound US-31 onto eastbound Comstock when she pulled her SUV into the path of a northbound semi.

The SUV rolled and the woman was thrown from it. She died at the scene.

Her name was not released Thursday evening, but authorities said she was a 59-year-old from Spring Lake.

Firefighters sit in cruiser in front of semi-truck at crash scene
A July 11, 2019 photo shows firefighters responding to a serious crash on US-31 at Comstock Street in Grand Haven Township. (Grand Haven Tribune)

Witnesses told authorities the woman had a flashing yellow light and that the semi had a green light and the right of way.

The driver of the semi wasn’t hurt.

The crash shut down northbound US-31 at Comstock for hours while emergency responders were on the scene investigating and cleaning up, finally reopening around 7 p.m.

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