Weather leads to 6 car crash

Dense fog, icy roads and drivers going too fast for conditions led to a six-car, chain-reaction crash late last week in White Pigeon Township.
The crash occurred around 7 a.m. Friday at the intersection of Lutz and Dickenson roads.
Michigan State Police said a semi driven by Raphel Milo, 51, was headed north on Lutz Road and slowing to make a left-hand turn onto Dickenson. A Ford Explorer driven by a 30-year-old White Pigeon woman had reduced her speed for the turning truck when her vehicle was struck from behind by a vehicle driven by 77-year-old Robert Herman.
The crash pushed the Explorer into the rear of the semi.
A fourth vehicle in the crash was driven by Michael Harris, 27, of Mendon. Police said Harris was driving south on Lutz Road and saw the crash, but was unable to stop. He swerved to avoid a collision, but his vehicle left the roadway and struck a telephone pole.
The fifth vehicle was driven by a Wisconsin man who was heading north. He was unable to stop in time to avoid a collision.
The final vehicle, driven by Mark Olmstead, 54, of Sturgis, was northbound and unable to stop, striking the first vehicle and shoving the Explorer under the semitrailer.
The SUV driver had to be extricated; she was taken to Three Rivers Health and later transferred to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. Two young children in the Explorer were not injured.

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