According to the Michigan State Police at Lakeview, the accident occurred shortly after 5 a.m. on March 18, on US131 southbound south of Pierson Road.
The investigation found that a semi-truck pulling a trailer had pulled to the right shoulder with some mechanical issues, and no rear facing lights on the trailer. A second semi-truck was traveling south and was forced to the shoulder to avoid a collision with a passenger car. In the attempt to avoid the passenger car, the semi struck the rear of the parked semi-truck and trailer. Both drivers were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The freeway was shut down for several hours. Clean-up of the two jack-knifed semi-trucks was extensive, as well as the clean-up of the fuel that had leaked.
Police said alcohol is not believed to be a factor.
The accident was investigated by MSP with the assistance of Sand Lake and Cedar Springs Fire Departments.