• December 20, 2022

Michael Hanley Killed in Semi-Truck Accident in Ovid Township, MI

Ovid Township, MI -- December 16, 2022, Michael Hanley was killed following an accident where a truck crashed along the highway.

Initial details said that the accident took place Friday afternoon along Highway 21. It appears that 39-year-old Michael Hanley was in a vehicle traveling eastbound along the highway. In a series of events unclear, the vehicle crashed with a semi-truck. Due to the collision, Hanley sustained fatal injuries. No further information has been released at this time.

Commentary on Michael Hanley Semi-Truck Accident in Ovid Township

It's not unusual for there to be so few details about a serious crash like this. But folks sometimes take for granted that authorities are going to look into things, get answers, and ensure the victims and families get the closure they deserve. Unfortunately, those with experience know that is rarely true.

Michael Hanley Killed in Semi-Truck Accident in Ovid Township, MI

Frankly, police departments don't often prioritize truck wreck investigations that highly. As a result, even skilled, dedicated officers may not have the time or tools needed for something as challenging as a commercial vehicle wreck--especially a fatal one. As a result, important details can easily slip through the cracks.

That's one of the reasons I talk about the importance of independent accident reconstructions so much. I feel a responsibility to the public to inform them of the common barriers that follow accidents like these so they can better prepare themselves to overcome them should the need arise. Not only do I doubt a crash like this would be the exception, the seriousness of the situation only makes me more concerned whether or not the details are being handled by experienced professionals.

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