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Accident forces closure on northbound US 23

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Photo captured from an ODOT traffic camera of U.S. 23 northbound.

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LAMBERTVILLE — A Dundee, Mich., man was seriously injured after crashing a pickup truck into a disabled semi tractor-trailer along U.S. 23 Tuesday morning.





The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said the 40-year-old man, whom authorities did not name, was driving a black 2011 Dodge Ram northbound in the left lane of U.S. 23. At 10:18 a.m., he struck the right rear corner of a disabled 2014 Volvo semi tractor-trailer that had been pulled onto the left shoulder north of the 1-mile marker in Whiteford Township, according to a media release.





The accident caused significant damage to both vehicles and shut down the highway’s northbound lanes for several hours. The Dundee man, who was wearing a seat belt, was airlifted to Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo and is in critical condition, according to the release. The truck driver, a 32-year-old man from South Sioux City, Neb., received minor injuries and was treated at ProMedica Flower Hospital in Sylvania. He was not wearing a seatbelt as his rig was stopped.





An investigation into the accident is continuing and it is unknown if alcohol, excessive speed, or telephone use is a factor in the crash. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call 734-240-7715.


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