Semi driver cited in US-131 ramp wreck


WAYLAND, Mich. (WOOD) — A US-131 on-ramp was shut down for several hours Thursday evening after a semi-truck hauling two tankers rolled over.

The semi, pulling tandem tankers, flipped on its side while attempting to negotiate the turn onto the on-ramp to northbound US-131 in Wayland, according to the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office.

The tankers contained a nitrogen-based fertilizer, according to the Wayland Fire Department. Contrary to earlier reports, some of that liquid did leak out of the tanks in the wreck, and the Wayland Fire Department was called in to deal with the hazmat situation, the sheriff’s office said.

No one was hurt, according to the fire department.

The 47-year-old driver from Hopkins was cited for the crash, as the sheriff’s office said speed was a factor.

==Above, see video of the scene courtesy Dan Miller via ReportIt.==

A semi-truck rollover on the on-ramp to northbound US-131 at Wayland. (Courtesy Jeremy via ReportIt - May 8, 2014)
(Courtesy Jeremy via ReportIt – May 8, 2014)
A semi-truck rollover on the on-ramp to northbound US-131 at Wayland. (Courtesy ReportIt - May 8, 2014)
(Courtesy ReportIt – May 8, 2014)
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