CAR VS. SEMI

Todd Edward Berends, 59, Tawas City, was driving this Jeep in Reno Township, when he collided with a semi-truck. Berends sustained possible injuries during the crash, for which the Michigan State Police say neither drugs nor alcohol played a role.

RENO Twp. – Possible injuries were sustained by Todd Edward Berends, 59, Tawas City, when the Jeep he was driving on Feb. 19 collided with a semi-truck.

According to the Michigan State Police (MSP), the incident occurred at about 1 p.m. on M-55, near M-65, in Reno Township.

Authorities advise that Berends was eastbound on M-55 when he crossed the center line, striking and sideswiping the semi, causing damage.

The truck was being driven by Daniel John Collisi, 52, Lake City, who was uninjured.

According to the MSP, Berends stated that he blacked out and the last thing he remembers is being stopped and seeing the rear doors of the semi-truck.

Berends was reported as being sick at the time of the crash, and police note that neither drugs nor alcohol contributed to the event.

Both of the drivers were wearing seat belts, and neither of them were traveling with any passengers.

The Jeep had to be towed from the crash site, upon experiencing disabling damage, while the semi sustained minor damage.