After driving erratically in the parking lot of Meijer at South Pennsylvania Avenue in Lansing, a man inexplicably picked up speed and drove into the side of a semi-trailer at the Meijer loading dock. The man was driving a minivan, which was crushed underneath the semi-trailer.
The collision occured just before 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 28, 2009. The man driving the minivan died as a result of the collision. He was 42-years-old at the time. Police are uncertain why the man drove into the semi-trailer and eyewitness reports indicate that the drive went directly into the truck causing an explosive sound loud enough to be heard across busy Pennsylvania Avenue.