I-475 accident involves state trooper and semi

SYLVANIA - The State Patrol is investigating an injury accident that occurred around 2:48 a.m. Friday on I-475 eastbound at milepost 14 in Sylvania Township.

Trooper J. N. Archer, 42, of Woodville, was traveling eastbound on I-475 when he began to slow down to initiate a traffic stop. Archer turned in front of a commercial vehicle, whose driver was unable to stop.

The vehicle struck Archer's car in the rear driver side door and trunk.

Archer was extricated and taken to Flower Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the commercial vehicle was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.