A driver of a tanker truck was seriously hurt after rear-ending a plow truck.

The Shepherd Police Department said they were called to US-127 on Feb. 12 at around 8:55 p.m.

Investigators said a Gratiot County snowplow was heading north near the Gratiot/Isabella County line, when it slowed down to use the emergency turnaround to access the southbound lanes.

Officials said as it slowed, it was rear-ended by a Blarney Castle tanker truck.

The driver was trapped and had to be rescued by emergency responders.

The driver of the snowplow was not hurt.

Unsafe speeds on snow-covered roads were the contributing factor in the crash.

The highway re-opened at 10:45 p.m.

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