PORTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A man is facing charges after a crash in Van Buren County Friday night.
It happened around 10:30 p.m. on M-40 near Country Road 352 in Porter Township, south of Paw Paw.
Deputies say a Ford truck crossed the centerline and hit the double trailer semi-truck. The driver of the semi tried to avoid the crash but couldn’t get out of the way.
The 33-year-old driver of the truck was drunk and driving without a license, according to deputies. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and is expected to be charged with operating while intoxicated, driving without a valid license, driving a vehicle without insurance or security and possession of open intoxicants in a vehicle.
A passenger was arrested for alcohol violations and lodged at the Van Buren County Jail.
M-40 was closed for more than two hours while crews worked to clear the spilled cargo from the roadway.
The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.