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Mich. firefighters injured in crash on icy interstate

Five Mt. Morris firefighters suffered minor injuries in a crash while responding to a call

By Joey Oliver

MT. MORRIS TWP., Mich. — Five firefighters who suffered minor injuries when the fire truck they were in was itself involved in a crash while responding to an emergency on I-75 are OK, fire officials said Wednesday, March 20.

“We’d like to take a moment and thank everyone on their prayers following this morning’s accident on I-75,” the Mt. Morris Fire Department wrote in a message on Facebook. “As an update, all 5 firefighters involved suffered some knocks, but are ok. We will still continue to give prayers of thanks in this incident, and wish there firefighters and their families well.”

The firefighters were responding to one of several crashes reported on I-75 Wednesday morning. Overnight snow and decreased temperatures caused icy conditions that led to more than a dozen active incidents across Genesee County, according to central dispatch.

Michigan Department of Transportation officials reported that the highway was closed near Mt. Morris Road around 8 a.m. before reopening 9:30 a.m.

Additional information regarding the condition of the firefighters was not immediately available.

Mt. Morris Township police, which handled the crash investigation, did not immediately return messages for additional information.

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