By NIKKI YOUNK
CRYSTAL FALLS - No one was injured in a pickup truck/logging truck accident Saturday in Iron County's Mansfield Township.
No one was injured in a crash Saturday in Mansfield Township in Iron County. A logging truck spilled its load when the driver attempted to avoid a pickup truck.
M-69 in Iron County was closed for approximately one hour as crews cleared the logs that were spilled onto the highway.
The crash occurred at 12:15 p.m. on M-69 near Parks Creek.
Deputies from the Iron County Sheriff's Office said that 28-year-old Jeanine Schira of Stephenson was operating a pickup truck with a horse trailer on M-69 when she pulled over to check on a possible mechanical problem with her vehicle.
After checking on the problem, Schira started to re-enter the roadway and pulled into the path of an east bound logging truck operated by 35-year-old Michael Brzoznowski of Iron Mountain.
Deputies said that Brzoznowski took evasive action to avoid Schira's vehicle, resulting in a front, sideswipe collision. Brzoznowski's trailer rolled over and crashed into the woods well off of the roadway, deputies added.
Schira, Brzoznowski, and Schira's horse, which was in the horse trailer, were not injured.
Deputies said that M-69 was closed for approximately one hour until Schira's vehicle and the logs from Brzoznowski's vehicle were removed from the road. M-69 was then closed to one lane until 4 p.m. Saturday when Brzoznowski's truck could be removed from the woods.
The Crystal Falls Fire Department, Northstar EMS, Michigan State Police, and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources assisted at the scene.
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