Vehicle slides into path of semi-truck, 1 killed

CRYSTAL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A woman was killed when her vehicle slid into the path of an oncoming semi-truck in Oceana County.

The crash happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of N. 120th Avenue and E. Jefferson Road in Crystal Township.

Police say Lucinda Patterson, 57, of Custer was driving around a curve when her Chevy Suburban slid into the path of a semi-truck driven by a 32-year-old man from Trufant.

When first responders arrived on scene, Patterson was trapped in her vehicle. She was pronounced dead a short time later.

The semi-truck driver was not injured in the crash.

It appears that dangerous driving conditions played a role in the crash, according to police. The crash remains under investigation.

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