Car and semi-truck collide near Ionia

The scene of a crash involving a car and a semi-truck on N. State Road near Ionia. (June 28, 2015)

IONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — An Indiana man was hospitalized Sunday following a crash involving a car and a semi-truck just north of Ionia.

The crash happened around 10:45 a.m. on N. State Road near Apple Tree Drive in Ionia Township, according to the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities said the 46-year-old Indiana man was headed south on State Road when he tried to pass another vehicle, steering his Toyota Prius into the northbound lanes and into the path of a semi-truck.

The scene of a crash involving a car and a semi-truck on N. State Road near Ionia. (June 28, 2015)
(The Prius following the crash.)

The sheriff’s office said the crash caused “extensive damage” to both the Prius and the semi-truck.

The driver of the Prius was taken to Sparrow Ionia Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the semi-truck, a 45-year-old California woman, was not hurt.

The sheriff’s office said neither speed nor alcohol appear to have been factors in the crash. The at-fault driver was cited for a traffic violation.

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