According to police, they were called to the semi-truck crash a little before 7 a.m. on Friday on westbound I-96 near M-100.
Michigan State Police said the driver said he was eating fruit when he began choking, ran off the roadway and into the ditch.
There were no injuries reported but the semi-truck was badly damaged as it jack-knifed in the ditch.
The right lane of 96 was closed Friday morning so the truck could be removed from the scene.
A semi-truck driver told Michigan State Police he choked on a piece of fruit before he ran off I-96 and into a ditch Friday morning.