A multi-vehicle crash Monday in Brighton Township resulted in a citation for the driver of a tractor trailer.

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called out at around 1:15 Monday afternoon to southbound US-23 north of Spencer Road for a four vehicle accident. The preliminary investigation has revealed that traffic was stopped on US-23 due to a prior crash further to the south. A 2016 tractor trailer driven by a 62 year old Harrison resident failed to stop, rear-ending a 2011 Chevrolet Impala driven by a 34 year old Charlevoix resident. The truck then struck a 2003 Ford Taurus operated by an 18 year old Petoskey resident which was pushed into a 2017 Ford Escape operated by a 72 year old Greenbush resident.

Lanes were closed for about an hour while tow trucks removed the vehicles from the roadway. Authorities say alcohol and drugs do not appear to be factors in the crash and everyone was wearing seatbelts. The driver of the tractor trailer was issued a citation for failure to stop within an assured clear distance while there were no major injuries reported. Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from Livingston County Ambulance, Brighton Area Fire Department and Hartland Area Fire Department. (JK)