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Accident Involving Semi-Truck and Van Claims Woman’s Life on I-69 in Walton Township Eaton County, Michigan

Walton Township, Michigan –  A semi-truck and a transport van carrying seven passengers collided while traveling northbound on I-69. The impact of the crash caused the van to roll over until it came to rest in a nearby ditch.

Normandie Lyon, a passenger in the van, was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other details concerning the crash have been provided.

Thoughts on Semitruck Accidents

We cannot draw any conclusions regarding this accident with so few details. What we can say is the family deserves answers to what caused their loved one to lose their life. If any wrongdoing occurred, the parties responsible need to be held accountable.

Did someone fail to yield? Was someone speeding? Distracted? Did the van provide sufficient protection to its occupants? Vans are very dangerous in rollover accidents because the roof may crush occupants or the seatbelts may fail, resulting in injuries that otherwise would not have been suffered.

A detailed investigation will uncover the information needed to fully understand what happened here and provide the family and those injured with the answers they deserve.


The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

Disclaimer: This post is not legal advice. Information contained in this blog was compiled from third-party sources or is the opinion of the author. Please inform us immediately if false or misleading information is contained in this post.

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