A three-vehicle accident near Grand Rapids on Tuesday night resulted in the overturning of a semi-truck transporting livestock, according to deputies. Unfortunately, the incident claimed the lives of several cattle.
A collision occurred on November 21st, just after 10:30 p.m., on a section of US-131 near 116th Avenue in Martin Township, which is situated just south of the Grand Rapids area, according to the Allegan County Sheriff’s Office.
One of the three vehicles involved in the collision was a semi-truck carrying “several heads” of cattle. The semi overturned due to the impact.
Investigation Underway in West Michigan
The sheriff’s office reports that several cattle were lost in the incident. But it was hard to tell for sure how many there were because of the overturned trailer and the darkness.
“The situation is always changing and we’re still gathering information,” said Road Patrol Lieutenant John Paul Damveld. We hope to have a better knowledge of the situation as more time goes by.
All of the human occupants of the vehicles were quickly assisted by the first responders in getting out, and they were given the necessary medical care. It’s unknown right now what injuries, if any, they suffered. The individuals’ identities have not been made public by the authorities.
Although preliminary investigation by the authorities indicates that alcohol and speed were not contributing factors in the crash, they are still looking into the cause. Deputies are searching for additional details. Nothing more was disclosed to the public.