Dundee man critically injured in crash on U.S. 23

Pickup truck struck disabled semi, closed highway

Photo captured from an ODOT traffic camera of U.S. 23 northbound.
Photo captured from an ODOT traffic camera of U.S. 23 northbound.

LAMBERTVILLE — A Dundee, Mich., man was seriously injured after crashing a pickup truck into a disabled semi tractor-trailer along U.S. 23 Tuesday morning.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said the 40-year-old man, whom authorities did not name, was driving a black 2011 Dodge Ram northbound in the left lane of U.S. 23. At 10:18 a.m., he struck the right rear corner of a disabled 2014 Volvo semi tractor-trailer that had been pulled onto the left shoulder north of the 1-mile marker in Whiteford Township, according to a media release.

The accident caused significant damage to both vehicles and shut down the highway’s northbound lanes for several hours. The Dundee man, who was wearing a seat belt, was airlifted to Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo and is in critical condition, according to the release. The truck driver, a 32-year-old man from South Sioux City, Neb., received minor injuries and was treated at ProMedica Flower Hospital in Sylvania. He was not wearing a seatbelt as his rig was stopped.

An investigation into the accident is continuing and it is unknown if alcohol, excessive speed, or telephone use is a factor in the crash. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call 734-240-7715.