Semi truck crash into building closes down main road in Clarkston

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CLARKSON, Mich. (WILX) -- A 52-year-old Oxford resident was driving a 2011 Volvo tractor with 2 partially full trailers filled with dirt. Witnesses say the driver ran a red traffic signal and went left of center to avoid a collision with traffic going through the green light.

The semi then hit a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer which was stopped at the red light. The trailblazer was driven by a 49-year-old Ortonville resident. A 53-year-old Holly resident was a passenger in the Trailblazer. After the semi hit the Trailblazer it continued left of center and drove off the roadway and ran into the side of a business in the 50 block of Main Street.

The office is downtown, across from the Clarkston Union Bar and Kitchen. Several people were inside at the time of the crash, but nobody was injured.

It caused extensive damage to the building. A 2000 Buick Century, driven by a 38-year-old Waterford resident was behind the Trailblazer when it was struck and was also damaged in the accident. Everybody was wearing seat-belts, and no airbags deployed in any of the vehicles.

The driver of the semi was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being extracted from the vehicle. Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor.

An alternate route is highly recommended. Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Sheriff’s Crash Reconstruction Unit are on scene.

The investigation is ongoing.