Two-car accident temporarily shuts down southbound I-75

Tim Barnum
A semi truck and an SUV collided around 12:30 p.m. Feb. 7.
Tim Barnum
Firefighters assist at the accident scene.
Tim Barnum
Several Michigan State Police troopers respond to the accident.

PINCONNING TWP. — An accident involving a semi truck and an SUV on southbound I-75 Feb. 7 prevented drivers from entering the expressway at the 188 onramp and shut down a portion of the highway for approximately three hours.

The extent of the injuries that may have been incurred in the accident is not known at this time.

The accident occurred about one mile south of the Bay-Arenac county line, and was reported at approximately 12:30 p.m., according to information from Bay County Central Dispatch.

According to Bay County dispatch, traffic was opened up on the affected stretch of I-75 a little after 4 p.m. Traffic was diverted off the highway not long after the accident was reported, and in Arenac County, a Standish Area Fire Authority truck and a road commission pickup were parked to block vehicles from getting on I-75 at the 188 onramp.

The accident is being handled by the Michigan State Police.

Mutual aid was provided by the Pinconning-Fraser Fire Department and the Bay County Police Department. The Standish Area Fire Authority, Sterling Area Fire Department and the Arenac County Road Commission provided traffic control in Arenac County.

Check back for more details.


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