Victim of 131 Pickup-Semi Crash Identified

Posted at 6:11 PM, Jul 05, 2013

BOSK2TJCQAIzaSwMARTIN TOWNSHIP, Mich. — The man killed in the U.S. 131 crash between a pickup and a semi has been identified as 23-year-old Zachary Oudman of Hudsonville.

According to emergency responders, a semi-truck heading south pulled off the road after their tire blew out.  A pickup truck hauling heavy equipment drifted off the road and hit the back of the semi at around 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 3.   Both drivers were taken to the hospital with injuries, but Oudman was pronounced dead at the scene.  Southbound 131 was shut down for more than four hours, and at least two other crashes occurred there after the initial one.