Semi-truck driver arrested for crash on M-37
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 22:35:09 GMT —
Two people are dead and a third is behind bars after a crash on M-37 Friday morning in Grand Traverse County.
The Grand Traverse Sheriff's Department reports that the crash happened around 9:45am on M-37 south near Center Road in Mayfield Township. A semi-truck was driving south on M-37 when it collided with a small pick-up truck that was traveling north.
The 49-year-old driver of the truck, Jeffrey Mitchell Toole from Benzie County, was killed in the crash and his brother, Joel Willard Toole, 43, was taken to the hospital for his injuries where he later died.
The semi-truck driver, Kuldeep Khangura, 29, of Ontario Canada, was not injured in the crash. After an investigation deputies say the trailer from the truck swung into the other lane causing the crash. The semi-truck driver was arrested and has been charged with two counts of committing a moving violation causing death.
Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash.