2 injured on US-31

January 1, 2015

crash 1.1.15-1crash 1.1.15-2By Allison Scarbrough. OCP Editor.

HART TWP. — Two people were injured in a single-vehicle crash in slippery conditions on southbound US-31 at the Taylor Road overpass on New Year’s Day at approximately 2:45 p.m.

The accident victims, a male and a female, were transported to Mercy Health Lakeshore Campus in Shelby, responders at the scene stated, and both appeared to have non-life-threatening injuries. The driver had to be extricated by Hart Area Fire Department Jaws of Life.

The vehicle, a black Ford F-150 pickup, apparently lost control on the slippery crash 1.1.15-3roadway and struck the overpass cement column. The Oceana County Sheriff’s Office and Oceana EMS also responded to the scene, which was cleared at 3:15 p.m.

Extreme cold temperatures and blowing snow made travel difficult Thursday.

Another personal injury accident was dispatched shortly after 3:30 p.m. that occurred on northbound US-31 near Shelby. Minor injuries were reported.


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