No major injuries in semi, mini van accident

GLADSTONE – Gladstone Public Safety Officers responded to an accident between a semi-tractor trailer and a mini van at the intersection of M-35 and Sjoquist Drive Tuesday.

The accident occurred around 12:22 p.m., when the S/B Bahrman Farm’s semi truck hauling wood chips rear-ended the Plymouth mini van pulling a trailer. The mini van was driven by 29 year-old Chris Latvala of Rock and was struck by the semi as it turned onto Sjoquist Drive.

Neither Latvala nor the driver of the semi, 33 year-old Donald Houghton of Gwinn, were injured in the accident. Latvala’s front seat passenger, 23 year-old Jake Suszek of Rock, sought his own treatment.

The accident remains under investigation. Michigan State Police and the Delta County Sheriff’s Department assisted at the scene.