Early Tuesday morning two semi trucks collided at a nearby rest stop in Garden Corners, Michigan. The accident happened when one tractor-trailer heading east on U.S. 2 was turning into a rest area when it was rear-ended by another semi. The impact sent both semi trucks off the road, and the second tractor-trailer when into the trees. The first semi was driven by 60-year-old, Erik Somiris and was hauling 40,000 pounds of dynamite, and he was uninjured in the crash. 59-year-old, William Watson, drove the second semi, and after the Jaws of Life removed him from his vehicle, was flown to a nearby hospital. Another passenger in one the semi trucks was also sent for treatment after they were experiencing chest pains. The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
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