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6,100 gallons of milk spill, after semi overturns in Coopersville

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COOPERSVILLE, Mich. — It took three hours to clean up a 6,100-gallon milk spill Friday night, after a semi truck overturned in Coopersville.

The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office says in a new release no one was hurt, but the driver of the big-rig was cited for violation of the basic speed law, after failing to negotiate a curve. It happened at 68th Avenue and Randall Street around 6:25 p.m.

Police say a 2014 international semi belonging to Binkerd Trucking was heading to Continental Dairy – also on Randall Street – when it overturned in the roundabout.

The Sheriff’s Office says the driver was the only person in the semi, and it was the only vehicle involved.

Youngs Environmental, the Sheriff’s road patrol in Coopersville, John’s Towing, and Coopersville-Polkton Fire Rescue all responded to the scene.

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  • Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

    Wow – 61,000 gallons of milk in a tanker than holds less than 8,000 gallons.

    Just got to love the great American journalism skills. Oh wait, we don’t have journalists anymore, just Radical Left Wing Propaganda Specialists!

  • Lacey William's

    Stupid news reporting by stupid people who don’t know how to do their job. Gotta be moving up the ladder to CNN or MSNBC. That tanker can’t be over 7000 gallons.

  • Geo

    Isn’t the point of this story about the reckless truck driver jeopardizing the lives of his fellow humans that share the road by incorrectly driving his large vehicle? Yet everyone focuses on a typographical error about the capacity of the truck? People have no grasp about what is really important…

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