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Tuesday, 29 January 2013 11:08

Pierson, MI man killed in Colfax Twp crash

(COLFAX TOWNSHIP) -- A 29-year old Pierson, Michigan man was killed after his vehicle collided with a semi truck Monday evening near the intersection of M-142 and Pinnebog Road in Huron County's Colfax Township. The crash took place shortly before 7 p.m. Sheriff Kelly Hanson says a preliminary investigation revealed that a northbound Kenworth semi truck and trailer hauling steel, had stopped at the intersection on Pinnebog Road and turned onto M-142 heading west. A witness following the truck observed a vehicle come from the east, appearing to be traveling at a high rate of speed, strike the semi truck and trailer. Following impact, the Volvo sedan erupted in flames. Deputies say the fire was extinguished by a nearby resident. The driver of the car, Brant Anderson, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was not injured. An investigation continues. Sheriff's deputies were assisted at the scene by Elkton Police and Michigan State Police Troopers.