One person dies in semi-truck crash

One person is dead after a crash involing a semi truck and other vehicles (Photo Courtesy Michigan State Police; February 22, 2014).
One person is dead after a crash involing a semi truck and other vehicles (Photo Courtesy Michigan State Police; February 22, 2014).

COLDWATER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — One person died in a crash involving a semi-truck in Coldwater Township Saturday.

The crash happened near US-12 and Nash Road around 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

The victim, 75-year-old Bobby King of Coldwater, was heading westbound on US-12 when he attempted to make a left hand turn south on Nash Road, where he lives. A semi-truck, driven by 24-year-old Kenneth Nelson-Carpenter of Ionia, then hit King from behind, according to Michigan State Police.

King’s vehicle spun out of control into the eastbound lane of US-12 where he was hit a second time on the passenger side.

The third vehicle was driven by 64-year-old Robin Shaw of Coldwater. She had to be taken to the hospital for minor injuries, but was later released.

Neither alcohol or drugs appear to be a factor, according to police. The crash remains under investigation.

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