Police sergeant injured after tractor tire explodes along Calhoun Co. highway

Posted at 6:51 PM, Feb 04, 2016

MARSHALL TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A police sergeant was treated and released after being injured during a  reported vehicle fire Thursday afternoon.

It happened around 4:00 p.m. along I-69 near the 37 mile marker in Marshall Township.

The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department said Sgt. Brent Lincoln responded to a possible vehicle fire along the highway. Police said the rear tires on a tractor trailer was on fire. As Sgt. Lincoln approached the scene one of the tires exploded.  Authorities said he was struck in the torso and suffered non-life threatening injuries. Lincoln was was taken to a Kalamazoo hospital for treatment.