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Driver loses control on ramp from 196 to NB US-131; no injuries

Posted at 3:14 AM, Aug 18, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — The driver of a semi says he was lucky to escape injury after losing control and flipping his rig onto its side early Tuesday.

It happened around 3 a.m. on the ramp from eastbound 196 to northbound US-131. The ramp was closed for several hours.

Crews worked to clear the crash until about 8:10 a.m.

The semi driver told our crew on the scene he was not injured in the crash and says he took the curve too fast.

We're told there were 20-30,000 lbs. of sugar beets in the trailer that they had to offload before clearing the ramp.