Branch Co. crash blamed on medical emergency

Southwest Michigan
Authorities on scene of a semi-truck crash in Branch County Monday, March 2, 2020. (Branch County Sheriff's Office)

Authorities on scene of a semi-truck crash in Branch County Monday, March 2, 2020. (Branch County Sheriff’s Office)

GIRARD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities believe a semi-truck driver suffered a medical emergency before crashing in Branch County.

The Branch County Sheriff’s Office said the crash happened shortly before 8 a.m. Monday on Marshall Road north of Bidwell Road in Girard Township, north of Coldwater.

Deputies said the semi-truck driver was heading southbound on Marshall Road when he experienced a medical emergency and blacked out. He lost control of the semi-truck, leaving the roadway, driving through a wooded area and onto a rock pile.

The driver was freed from the semi-truck and received non-life-threatening injuries.

Authorities were there for three hours as they worked to clear the scene, the sheriff’s office said.

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