Man Struck, Killed by Semi in Michigan Identified by Police
About the Tractor Trailer Accident
Reports from Michigan state police say the accident occurred on southbound U.S. 23 in Northfield Township on Wednesday morning. Logan was in the process of refueling a pickup truck on the shoulder of the road when a semi struck and killed him. Police say he died instantly.
Also injured in the accident was Jason Elwood Bell, 32, who was behind the wheel of the pickup when the crash occurred. Bell was taken to the hospital in unstable condition, but police told reporters that he was conscious at the scene.
The driver of the semi has been described as a 56-year-old man from Pennsylvania. His name has not been released. The cause of the investigation is still ongoing and charges against the driver are pending those results.
Michigan Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics
The Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) provides the following motor vehicle accident statistics for 2012.
- There were 936 fatalities and 70,218 injuries in Michigan that year due to motor vehicle traffic crashes.
- Motor vehicle traffic crashes cost Michigan tax payers almost $8.5 billion dollars annually.
- 21.5% of persons killed in motor vehicle crashes were under the age of 25.
- 26.5% of fatal crashes occurred at intersections.