GALESBURG, Mich. (AP) – Police say 63 drivers are being cited following January’s massive pileup on snowy Interstate 94 in southwestern Michigan that killed a trucker and closed a stretch of roadway for two days.
Michigan State Police on Thursday announced the update after completing the investigation into the Jan. 9 chain-reaction crashes, which involved 193 vehicles on both sides of the freeway east of Galesburg.
Police say the primary cause was drivers traveling too fast for road conditions, with winter weather being a contributing factor. Michigan requires drivers to go at a “careful and prudent speed” based on the conditions. Most are being cited for violating that law.
Police say 18 people from seven states and Canada were injured. Five emergency workers were also treated for minor injuries sustained while responding.