Tanker flips, catches fire on U.S. 131 in Allegan County

4:06 PM, Sep 27, 2013   |    comments
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MARTIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Northbound U.S. 131 is down to one lane in Allegan County after a semi truck rolled over and caught fire.

The accident happened around 3:15 p.m. Friday near milemarker 59/the Shelbyville exit.

Sheriff's deputies say the semi driver appeared to have had a medical event causing him to lose control of his tandem tanker, which was empty.

The driver was transported by Wayland EMS to a hospital in Kalamazoo with a head injury.

Northbound U.S. 131 is expected to be reduced to one lane until 5:30 p.m.

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