Southbound U.S. 23 reopens in Fenton Township after multiple semi-trucks crash

Published: Apr. 19, 2021 at 10:59 AM EDT
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FENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WJRT) - Emergency crews reopened the southbound lanes of U.S. 23 in Fenton Township hours after a crash involving several rolled over semi-trucks Monday morning.

The crash was reported around 10:15 a.m. on U.S. 23 at Lahring Road near the Fenton rest area. Multiple semi-trucks were involved and some overturned.

A box truck that slowed for that crash got rear-ended by a car, which was wedged underneath the back tires, according to Genesee County Central Dispatch. A driver in the car was pinned inside until firefighters freed them with hydraulic rescue tools.

Several minor injuries but no serious injuries were reported after the crashes. Emergency crews could not immediately say how many vehicles were involved in the crashes or how many people were injured.

All southbound traffic on U.S. 23 was being diverted off the freeway at Thompson Road for several hours. The southbound lanes all reopened to traffic around 5 p.m.

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