Crash claims truck driver’s life

FLINT TWP. — A 36-year-old Ontario man died in a multi-car crash that closed a stretch of westbound Interstate 69 in Flint Township.

Township police did not release the name of the man who was driving a tractor-trailer truck that went off the road and down a steep embankment and overturned around 9 p.m. Sunday.

Lt. James Baldwin said the rig had struck a disabled vehicle that was in the roadway between Miller and Bristol roads.

Six additional vehicles crashed trying to avoid the initial disabled vehicle, Baldwin said. Two people were transported to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Slippery conditions and speed likely contributed to the pile-up, he said. Westbound I-69 was closed for several hours as crews removed disabled vehicles and debris and processed the scene.

The crash remained under investigation as of press time.

Flint Township police were assisted by members of the township fire department, state police, Metro Police Authority and Clayton Township police. — L.R.

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