By Associated Press - Wednesday, January 7, 2015

GRAYLING, Mich. (AP) - Authorities say four people and the minivan they were in were dragged 16 miles by a tractor-trailer they rear-ended in northern Michigan.

The Grand Rapids Press posted a recording ( ) of the 911 call from the van as the group was being pulled along Interstate 75 in Roscommon County about 2 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say the truck driver was unaware that the minivan was lodged beneath it. The accident occurred during heavy snowfall that made visibility poor for the minivan’s driver, who also was unable to tell dispatchers where it was on the expressway.

Crawford County sheriff’s deputies eventually spotted the truck and minivan on northbound I-75 south of Grayling.

The minivan’s occupants were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

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