Semi-truck rolls over, spills liquid sugar after crash near GH

Ottawa County
Authorities are on scene of crash in Grand Haven Township Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. (Becky Vargo-Grand Haven Tribune)

Authorities are on scene of crash in Grand Haven Township Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. (Becky Vargo-Grand Haven Tribune)

GRAND HAVEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — The northbound lanes of US-31 near Grand Haven were shut down for a few hours Monday after a semi-truck hauling liquid sugar overturned.

The crash happened shortly before 11 a.m. at the intersection of US-31 and Comstock Street in Grand Haven Township, according to an Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said a 40-year-old Coopersville woman was heading southbound on US-31 when she tried to make a left turn onto eastbound Comstock Street. She was struck by a semi-truck that was hauling liquid sugar.

The semi-truck then rolled on its side and the tanker ruptured, spilling the liquid sugar. A hazmat team was called to the scene to clean up the spill.

The driver of the semi-truck had a green light at Comstock Street when the crash happened, according to the sheriff’s office.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The northbound lanes of US-31 were closed at Comstock until about 3:30 p.m. while emergency crews were on the scene.

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