Calumet troopers investigate semi rollover outside of Painesdale on M-26
The truck was carrying a cargo of wood chips, which must be removed from the container before it can be moved
PAINESDALE, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: At 4:15 p.m. on July 22, troopers from the Calumet Post were called to the scene of a semi-truck roll-over on M-26 just outside of Painesdale.
The semi was driven by a 41-year-old male from Wisconsin. The semi flipped over while taking a turn and the driver sustained minor injuries. The driver was taken from the scene to Portage Hospital for treatment.
M-26 was closed for cleanup and traffic was detoured. Troopers were assisted by City of Houghton Police Department, Michigan DNR, MDOT, Adams Township First Responders, Mercy EMS, Superior Service and Moyle construction. The crash remains under investigation.
UPDATE: All lanes that were closed after a semi-truck hauling woodchips flipped on its side near Painesdale in Houghton County are back open to drivers.
According to MDOT Upper Peninsula, northbound and southbound M-26 at Kersearge Street are no longer closed following crash clean-up.
No one was hurt in the crash.
Last published: Jul 22, 2022
A semi-truck has flipped onto its side in Painesdale.
According to the Michigan State Police, the driver lost control heading out of Painesdale on M26 towards Ontonagon on a tight corner.
The exact cause of the crash is unknown at this time, but officers are reporting no injuries. No other vehicles were involved.
Although M-26 leading out of Painesdale is still closed, police are directing traffic through an alternate route.
Officers say more information will be available later.
TV6 will update this article with new information when it becomes available.
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