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      Logging truck, pickup crash in Iron County

      Two drivers and a horse were not injured after an early Friday afternoon crash in Iron County, police said.

      The accident took place around 12:15 p.m. on M-69 near Parks Creek in Mansfield Township. An eastbound pickup truck pulled over on the shoulder of the highway to check on a possible mechanical problem. The driver, Jeanine Schira, 28, of Stephenson was pulling her horse in a horse trailer at the time. Schira then attempted to re-enter the eastbound lane when she pulled into the path of a logging truck, police said.

      The driver of the Brzoznowski logging truck, Michael Brzoznowski, 35, of Iron Mountain, took action to avoid the pickup, resulting in a front, sideswipe crash. Brzoznowski lost control, the trailer rolled over, and both the truck and trailer crashed into the woods, away from the highway, police said.

      M-69 was closed for approximately one hour until the pickup and logs were removed from the highway. The highway was then reduced to one lane until 4 p.m. Friday until the Brzoznowski logging truck was removed from the woods.

      Crystal Falls Fire Rescue, Northstar EMS, Michigan State Police and the Michigan DNR assisted deputies from the Iron County Sheriff's Department on scene.