Crash_US31-13th Road Railroad_2semis_1County Police Officers responded to a two vehicle crash in the southbound lanes of US 31 south of 13th Road at the railroad crossing Wednesday afternoon about 2:30.

Crash_US31-13th Road Railroad_2semis_258 year old Randall Downey of Highland was south bound in a 1998 Kenworth semi hauling a cargo tank placard with anhydrous ammonia.  Downey had stopped at the tracks as required when transporting hazardous material.

Crash_US31-13th Road Railroad_2semis_325 year old Robert Rice Jr. was also south bound in a 2013 Freightliner pulling a flatbed trailer with no cargo.  He told County Police Officer Les McFarland he thought he fell asleep and ran into the back of Downey’s semi.

Crash_US31-13th Road Railroad_2semis_4Rice complained of pain and was transported to the Plymouth Hospital with minor injuries by Plymouth Paramedics.