M-66 reopens southeast of Lake Odessa after injury crash

Posted at 7:43 PM, Mar 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-23 21:08:05-04

Update: Barry County Central Dispatch says M-66 reopened at 9 p.m. Saturday


WOODLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich.  — M-66 (Saddlebag Lake Road) was shut down Saturday evening north of M-50 and southeast of Lake Odessa, following a crash involving a semi and a van.

It happened around 7:24 p.m. in Barry County’s Woodland Township, near the Ionia County line.

Photo courtesy: Tina Ulrich.

The Michigan Department of Transportation posted a Twitter update at 8:16 p.m. Saturday, saying north- and south-bound M-66/Saddlebag Road was closed between M-50/Brown Road and Eaton Road.

The scene was starting to slowly clear around 8:40 p.m. Saturday.

Barry County Central Dispatch confirmed the crash was blocking. The initial report to dispatchers was that the van may’ve rolled over after being broadsided by the semi-truck.

Aero-Med was briefly on standby, but was waved off in favor of an ambulance.