Allegan County Central Dispatch took numerous calls about a traffic crash on U.S.131 near 116th Avenue Friday evening shortly after 8 p.m., the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office reports.
The suspect, driving a blue Dodge Durango, left the scene, however, dispatch soon received a call that the Dodge had collided with a semi-tractor trailer. The vehicle was lodged under the semi trailer. The driver was extricated and transported to a Kalamazoo area hospital with serious but non-threatening injuries, deputies said. No one else involved in the crashes was injured.
Witnesses from the scene said the driver had been driving in an erratic and reckless manner before the crashes. The gender and identity of the driver have not been released. The expressway was shut down for a significant amount of time while first responders worked the scene, officials said. The sheriff’s office was assisted by Martin Fire/Rescue, Wayland EMS, and Michigan State Police.