ZEELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — One man is dead and another is critically injured following a crash involving an Ottawa County Road Commission truck and a semi-truck hauling animal feed.
It happened around 11:26 a.m. Thursday at 64th Avenue and Perry Street in Zeeland Township, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say it appears the road commission truck was on Perry Street, returning from dumping its load when it ran a stop sign or failed to yield to the semi-truck, which was heading northbound on 64th Avenue.
The impact of the crash knocked down electrical lines and caused the semi-truck to tip over into a nearby field and spill its load of feed.
The driver of the commission truck, 59-year-old Jim Vandenbosch of Zeeland, died at the scene.
The semi-truck driver, 40-year-old Andrew Janssen of Coopersville, was pinned in his cab for some time before crews could free him. Janssen was flown to Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital where he was listed in critical condition Thursday afternoon.
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The roadway was shut down for several hours as crews investigated and cleaned up.