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Blissfield car-semi crash shuts down U.S. 223, victim airlifted


Posted on March 9th, by Marcia Loader in News. Comments Off on Blissfield car-semi crash shuts down U.S. 223, victim airlifted

By Melissa Burnor
Police and fire crews had U.S 223 shut down east of the Blissfield village limits to Silberhorn Highway as they continued to investigate a car-and-semi-tractor trailer crash just west of Silberhorn Highway late Monday afternoon, March 9. However, the road was back open to traffic Tuesday.

Preliminary reports from police suggest the driver of the vehicle crossed the center line. The driver was airlifted from the scene via air ambulance

Rescuers work to extricate the victim from Monday's crash at the corner of U.S. 223 and Silberhorn Highway. Copyright 2015, River Raisin Publications, Inc.

Rescuers work to extricate the victim from Monday’s crash at the corner of U.S. 223 and Silberhorn Highway. Copyright 2015, River Raisin Publications, Inc.

. His condition is unknown.
Motorists travelling west on U.S. 223 were rerouted north on Silberhorn Highway to North Lane Street back to U.S. 223.
Rescuers from multiple agencies responded, using the Jaws of Life to extricate the victim from his car for transport via helicopter to Mercy St. Vincent’s Medical Center for treatment.
For more, please see the March 11, 2015, edition of The Advance.





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