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Car-Semi Crash Closes M-40

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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1 Comment to “Car-Semi Crash Closes M-40”

    mysi said:
    December 4, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    i drive by there daily….so sad but truckers (god bless them and the hard work they do getting me all my stuff) just pull out of there and expect the world to stop for them. that's not always possible. i have seen too many close calls there and the fault has laid on both parties; truckers just being egotistical and car drivers just being in too much of a hurry.

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