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Fatal crash shuts down US-131 near Dorr exit

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Posted at 4:53 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 19:42:10-05

KENT COUNTY, Mich. — A fatal crash shut down US-131 at the Dorr exit on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Allegan County Sheriff's Office.

Southbound traffic is being diverted off the Southbound Highway at the 100th Street exit in Kent County.

This highway is currently shut down for crash reconstruction as well as debris cleanup.

Allegan County police say the crash involved a single semi that had been traveling southbound before running off the roadway north of the Dorr exit.

The semi rolled, throwing out both its two occupants.

One of the occupants was transported from the scene with non-life-threatening injuries.

The other was pronounced dead at the scene after he succumbed to his injuries despite life-saving measures attempted.

All lanes were blocked, according to the MI Drive map.

The crash is being investigated by the Allegan County Sheriff's Office reconstruction team and the Michigan State Police Motor Carrier Division.