Car-Semi Crash Closes M-40

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12-04-13 M-40 crash scene

HOLLAND, Mich. — A car was trapped under a semi in a crash Wednesday morning that closed M-40 south of I-196.

Joshua Hoppe, 30, of Zeeland and a teacher at Hamilton High School, was killed.

The crash took place around 6:19 a.m. in front of Tulip City Truck Stop on the southern edge of Holland in Allegan County. The tractor-trailer, driven by David St. John, 54, of Wellston, Mich., was pulling out of the restaurant parking lot onto northbound M-40. Hoppe apparently tried to stop but couldn’t. St. John was not hurt.

Ottawa County deputies and Holland city police officers responded.

The highway was re-opened around 10:45 a.m.

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