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Logging truck crash in IM causes damage, fuel spill

A fully loaded logging truck went off U.S. 2 near Hamilton Street on Iron Mountain's north side early Monday, striking several objects and causing a fuel leak. (Destiny Lanaville photo)

IRON MOUNTAIN — Parts of U.S. 2 had to be blocked off Monday morning after a logging truck went off the road on Iron Mountain’s north side and hit power poles and other objects, leading to a fuel leak.

The fully loaded logging truck, driven by a 41-year-old Rhinelander, Wis., man, was southbound on U.S. 2 about 5:30 a.m. when it went off the road on the curve near Hamilton Street, according to a news release from the Iron Mountain Fire Department and Police Department.

The truck came back on the roadway, then went off a second time before coming to a stop. Two power poles, a stop sign, a manhole and a telephone pedestal were struck and destroyed, the department said.

The driver was not injured.

The logging truck sustained heavy damage and began leaking diesel fuel, which the fire department contained. The remainder of the fuel was offloaded.

U.S. 2 was limited to two lanes of travel during the investigation and clean-up.

The IMFD and IMPD were assisted by the Iron Mountain Department of Public Works, WE Energies and L.R. Vincent Towing.

The crash remains under investigation.

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