POLKTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A trailer on eastbound I-96 crashed into the 68th Avenue overpass near Coopersville Monday evening, deputies say.
It happened around 7:45 p.m., according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said they responded to reports of a semitruck that had crashed into the 68th Avenue bridge and a pickup truck on fire in the ditch. When they arrived, initial responders said the pickup truck was not on fire.
A 72-year-old man from Ithaca was heading east on I-96 in a tractor-trailer pulling two dump-style trailers when the rear trailer crashed into the 68th Avenue overpass, according to the sheriff’s office.
Behind the tractor-trailer, a 68-year-old man from Grand Rapids was driving a pickup truck, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies said the man lost control while trying to avoid the debris and damaged trailer, ultimately rolling into the ditch.
Neither driver was hurt, according to deputies.
Slightly after 8 p.m., Ottawa County dispatch said eastbound I-96 near mile marker 16 had been shut down. Around 8:20 p.m., the Michigan Department of Transportation said the exit ramp from eastbound I-96 to 68th Avenue was closed.
The sheriff’s office later said only one eastbound lane was open while the crashes were cleaned up.
Deputies are investigating.