Two semis crash, closed down I-69 for hours

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SHIAWASSEE COUNTY (WILX) -- Around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning a crash on I-69, just east of Perry, closed down the highway until early afternoon.

The Shiawassee Co. Sheriff's office is reporting that a semi-truck that was hauling corn and parked on the side of the highway was pulling onto westbound I-69 when another semi truck heading westbound couldn't get over and they collided. The truck that was traveling on the highway hit the semi carrying the corn, rear ending it.

The second truck was carrying highly flammable foam which sparked when the front end hit the other truck, causing a fire. The driver did escape with just a minor injury and the corn truck driver was not hurt.

Heading the other way on eastbound I-69, onlookers slowed down to see the collision creating another accident. Two cars were hit from behind by a semi-truck that wasn't going as slow as the gawkers.

One passenger from that crash was transported to the hospital.

The Shiawassee Co. Sheriff had posted about the crash after it occurred. You can see that post here.

Westbound I-69 was closed near the 105 mile marker due to the crash, along with one lane of eastbound I-69.