High winds tip over semi-trucks on M-37, M-66, US-131

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A semi-truck rests on its side on M-37 in Caledonia Township. (BD Arney via Facebook)


CALEDONIA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — High winds are being blamed for tipping over at least three semi-trucks on Michigan highways Wednesday.

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A semi tipped over by high winds rests on US-131 in Schoolcraft. (Rebecca Orwig via ReportIt)

The crashes happened on M-66 near Eaton Highway in Ionia County, on US-131 in Schoolcraft, and on M-37/Cherry Valley Avenue between 100th and 108th streets in Caledonia Township.

Dispatchers confirmed strong winds caused the drivers to lose control. The drivers in Kent and Ionia counties were not injured, dispatchers said. The condition of the other driver was unknown Wednesday night.

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A semi-truck rests on its side on M-37 in Caledonia Township. (BD Arney via Facebook)

Wednesday night, a viewer sent 24 Hour News 8 video of another semi jackknifing on M-37/Broadmoor Avenue near 36th Street SE in Kentwood around 2:30 p.m. The viewer, Jack Hathaway, said it looked like a gust of wind caused the jackknife.

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Shortly after the Caledonia Township crash, M-37 was shut down in both directions just south in Barry County for another crash, according to a tweet from MDOT.