Car-Semi Crash Closes M-40

Posted at 7:43 AM, Dec 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-04 11:04:04-05

12-04-13 M-40 crash scene

HOLLAND, Mich. — A car was trapped under a semi in a crash Wednesday morning that closed M-40 south of I-196.

Joshua Hoppe, 30, of Zeeland and a teacher at Hamilton High School, was killed.

The crash took place around 6:19 a.m. in front of Tulip City Truck Stop on the southern edge of Holland in Allegan County. The tractor-trailer, driven by David St. John, 54, of Wellston, Mich., was pulling out of the restaurant parking lot onto northbound M-40. Hoppe apparently tried to stop but couldn’t. St. John was not hurt.

Ottawa County deputies and Holland city police officers responded.

The highway was re-opened around 10:45 a.m.