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No serious injuries in crash

December 21, 2012
The Daily News


Staff Writer

IRON MOUNTAIN - No one was seriously injured when a logging truck rolled over on Quinnesec Lake Antoine Road after colliding with a car on Thursday.

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Law enforcement and emergency crews respond to a two-vehicle crash on Quinnesec-Lake Antoine Road during Thursday’s snow storm.

Dickinson County Undersheriff Scott Rutter said that at approximately 10:47 a.m. Thursday, deputies were dispatched to Quinnesec-Lake Antoine Road near the Timber Lane subdivision in Breitung Township for a logging truck partially overturned and a vehicle that was in the ditch.

"Based on investigation at the scene, it was determined that a 2002 Volvo, operated by Dan Anderson, 42, of Iron Mountain, was traveling westbound on Fumee Lake Drive and as he approached the intersection of Fumee Lake Drive and Quinnesec Lake Antoine Road, he was unable to stop due the snowy conditions and slid through the intersection across the northbound lane of Quinnesec Lake Antoine Road," Rutter said. "This is when Anderson was struck by a southbound logging truck being operated by Richard Graham, 31, of Spalding."

Rutter said after the logging truck struck Anderson's vehicle, it partially overturned spilling a load of logs. Anderson's vehicle then proceeded into the ditch and upon impact caught on fire.

The driver of the logging truck extinguished Anderson's vehicle.

Anderson was transported to Dickinson County Memorial Hospital by Beacon Ambulance with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

The logging truck driver was uninjured.

Anderson's vehicle sustained heavy damage and towed by Twin City Towing.

Wilson's Auto towed the semi.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by the Michigan State Police, the Department of Natural Resources, Breitung Township Fire and Norway Fire.

Anderson was cited for driving too fast for conditions (violation of basic speed law).

Rutter added there were numerous accidents during Thursday's snowstorm and a lot vehicles in the ditch, but there were no injuries and minimal damage to vehicles.

"Other than that, we're fortunate that's all we had for accidents," he said.

Iron Mountain Police responded to nine two-car property damage motor vehicle accidents on Thursday. One was reported to have minor injuries. No further information was available on that crash.

Kingsford Public Safety reported three accidents within the city. None of those were reported to be serious.

State Police Iron Mountain Post reported no serious accidents from Thursday's snowstorm.

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