MOTTVILLE (WKZO) -- The St. Joseph County Sheriff's Department is investigating a traffic accident that took place around 3:20 p.m. Monday on M-103 near State Line Road in Mottville Township. Fifty-year-old Ronie Thurmand of Three Rivers was headed southbound in a Chevy pickup behind a Michigan Department of Transportation snow plow truck driven by 43-year-old James Green of Vandalia.
Blowing snow obstructed Thurmand's vision, and as the plow truck slowed, his truck crashed into the back of the plow, sustaining heavy damage. The plow truck itself was only moderately damaged.
Thurmand had to be taken to Three Rivers Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.