This home on 26 Mile Road in Macomb Township was severely damaged after a semitruck crashed into it Wednesday afternoon. No major injuries were sustained by the semitruck driver.

This home on 26 Mile Road in Macomb Township was severely damaged after a semitruck crashed into it Wednesday afternoon. No major injuries were sustained by the semitruck driver.

Photo by Erin Sanchez


Semitruck blows tire, crashes into Macomb Township home, cemetery

Driver is cooperating in investigation

By: Alex Szwarc | Macomb Township Chronicle | Published April 25, 2019 | Updated April 30, 2019 4:18pm

 Several headstones at Meade Cemetery near 26 Mile and Omo Road were damaged after a semitruck lost control after blowing a tire.

Several headstones at Meade Cemetery near 26 Mile and Omo Road were damaged after a semitruck lost control after blowing a tire.

Photo by Erin Sanchez

 Macomb County Sheriff’s Deputies were able to make contact with the homeowner who was not home at the time of the crash. The homeowner stated the home was unoccupied.

Macomb County Sheriff’s Deputies were able to make contact with the homeowner who was not home at the time of the crash. The homeowner stated the home was unoccupied.

Photo by Erin Sanchez

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — A home on 26 Mile Road is severely damaged after a semitruck crashed into it April 24.

Around 4 p.m., Macomb County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the area of 26 Mile Road and Omo Road, in the northeast corner of Macomb Township, for a tractor trailer truck that had struck a residence.

A Sheriff’s Office press release states the semitruck was headed westbound on 26 Mile when witnesses stated the truck blew a front left tire. It lost control and entered into the eastbound lane of 26 Mile, striking a silver Ford F-250 pickup truck.

On April 25, the Sheriff’s Office indicated the F-250 was sent into a spin, hitting a Honda pickup. A fourth vehicle, a Mercury Mariner, was struck with debris from the tractor trailer tire. Another vehicle struck the mailbox of the residence that was involved.

The semitruck continued traveling through a residence and coming to a rest in Meade Cemetery.

Deputies were able to make contact with the homeowner, who was not at the home at the time of the crash. The homeowner stated that the home was unoccupied.

Both the driver of the semitruck and the lone occupant/driver of the F-250 had no major injuries.

Along with major structural damage to the residence, several headstones in Meade Cemetery were also damaged.

The driver of the tractor trailer was cooperative in this investigation and no charges will be sought in this incident.

Additional resources regarding damages will be a civil matter handled by the individual parties involved.

The release states that drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor, and all drivers were wearing seat belts.