A truck driver hauling cattle has been ticketed for driving too fast for conditions following an investigation into a 40-vehicle accident that closed a West Michigan freeway during snowy weather.
The Muskegon County sheriff's office says the driver told officers he was traveling about 40 mph to 45 mph Thursday morning on southbound U.S. 31 in Fruitland Township, about 40 miles northwest of Grand Rapids.
The driver said he started to lose control of the cattle trailer and struck the rear of another truck. Authorities say it's unclear if the speed of the cattle trailer led to the string of collisions.
A Muskegon County deputy suffered minor injuries when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle.