Two local men killed in semi crash on U.S. 12 in Berrien County

(Photo supplied/Michigan State Police)

A fatal crash involving two semis shut down a busy stretch of U.S. 12 in Berrien County.

The collision happened on Monday afternoon, Jan. 9, at U.S. 12 and Portage Road, when the driver of a liquid-propane hauler crossed the median and struck a gasoline hauler head-on, according to Michigan State Police.

The crash involved a liquid propane hauler and a gasoline tanker. Christopher Deneen, 35, of Niles, who was driving the propane hauler died at the scene. Dustin Marshall, 46, of Osceola, who was driving the gasoline hauler, was taken to Memorial Hospital in South Bend where he died from his injuries.

Liquid propane that spilled from the hauler was contained, but crews were on scene through early Tuesday morning to investigate the crash and the clean-up of the fuel.

Around 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, all lanes reopened to traffic.

The circumstances and factors that led to the collision are still under investigation.

Related posts

Steelworkers seek high court ruling on work shifts

95.3 MNC

Man's car stolen with wife's ashes in trunk

95.3 MNC

Lawmakers tackle formalities on Organization Day

95.3 MNC


Keith January 10, 2023 at 6:05 am

Maniac Semi drivers do it again.
Luckilly no one was hurt.

Tyson January 10, 2023 at 11:53 am

What do you mean no one was hurt? They were both killed. One of them was my friend. Is your heart a solid block of ice?

Brent Riversong January 11, 2023 at 10:09 am


Keith January 12, 2023 at 6:41 am

Yes they are!

Keith January 11, 2023 at 6:11 am

I’m sorry, I meant to say no innocent drivers were hurt
Usually that’s the case when semis are involved.

Laurel Clark January 11, 2023 at 12:53 pm

I’m sorry for your loss. It’s very hard to loose someone.


Leave a Comment