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Clarksville, MI (December 12, 2021) - A man was killed after he was involved in a rear-end crash with a semi-tractor trailer on the afternoon of Wednesday, December 8. Officers with the Ionia County Sheriff’s office are currently investigating the circumstances of the incident. 

It happened on Interstate 96 when the man reportedly collided with a semi-truck. The man was identified as a Kalamazoo resident, aged 35.

Authorities state that the truck driver was pulled over to the shoulder of the highway checking the straps on his load at the time of the collision. What led to the crash remains unknown at this time.

Local motorists were forced to find alternate travel routes for the time being while crews worked at the crash scene. No further information has been released at this time. 

We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. 

Truck Accidents in Michigan

Clarksville, MI - Kalamazoo Man Killed After Rear-End Collision with Semi on I-96

On average, the state of Michigan sees more than 13,000 truck crashes annually. These accidents are reported more than 10,000 times per year. Almost 100 people lose their lives annually in these wrecks, while more than 2,400 are injured. Truck collisions can happen for numerous reasons, including: 

  • Speeding
  • Truck drivers failing to yield
  • Truck drivers failing to regard traffic signals
  • Truck drivers unable to stop in assured clear distance
  • Truckers improperly using lanes
  • Truckers driving negligently 

If you or a loved one has recently been hurt in a truck crash, in Michigan, the Michigan truck accident attorneys at the Michigan Legal center may be able to help you. Don’t become another statistic at the hands of negligent and careless truck drivers. An attorney may be able to assist you in learning how you can collect financial compensation for your injuries and losses. 

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Clarksville

Losing a loved one is never easy to accept, and we are often affected for the rest of our lives by their passing. It is often an extremely emotionally turbulent time when we are faced with the untimely death of a family member. If your loved one recently lost their life in an accident caused by negligence, you deserve justice and compensation. 

Our wrongful death attorneys in Onsted can be reached 24/7 to assist grieving families by answering any/all questions they may have concerning available legal options following the unforeseen loss of a loved one. You may be able to collect compensation for funeral costs, outstanding medical bills, burial costs, and more. 

Michigan Legal Center’s traffic accident attorneys in Onsted work hard to make sure you understand your legal rights after losing a loved one in a preventable Michigan car accident. Our firm helps victims hold the at-fault driver accountable and collect the full amount of financial compensation for medical treatment, lost income, and any other damages resulting from the accident.

If your family member lost their life in an accident that was caused by another driver's actions, contact our personal injury attorneys in Michigan at (248) 886-8650 to learn about the legal options available to you.

Note: Our firm utilized outside sources when creating this post. We have not independently verified the facts regarding this accident. If you find information that is incorrect, contact Christopher Trainor & Associates immediately so that we correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available about the accident. This post can be removed upon request.  

Disclaimer: This information provided in this post is not intended to be legal or medical advice. The photograph used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. This post is not a solicitation for business. 

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