UPDATE 9:05 a.m. – We have an update on the collision that happened Sunday evening in Eaton County. Sheriff’s deputies investigated the crash that took place on westbound I-96 just north of Saginaw Highway just after 7:00 p.m. Investigators say a pick-up truck traveling west on I-96 slammed into the back of another vehicle, which in turn caused a chain reaction crash.
One of the drivers of the vehicles that was struck died at the scene. The victim is identified 46-year-old Sharon Schafer of Grand Ledge. Three other people were taken to local hospitals with injuries.
The highway was reopened at approximately 2:00 a.m. today.
(WLNS) – Sunday proved to be a difficult day on the roads for four areas of mid-Michigan.
Four people died, in four separate crashes and we expect new details on all of them today.
The most recent, in Clinton County, happened around 3:30 yesterday afternoon.
Police officials responded to a 2-vehicle accident on I-96 in Eagle Township.
According to police 55-year-old Robin Fallot of Grass Lake was driving east and crossed through the median and hit a westbound vehicle head-on.
Police say the woman was thrown from her car, and died at the scene.
Clinton County sheriff’s officials say two people were in the other car and were both taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
And we’ve just learned a 54-year-old woman died in a 5-car pile-up in Eaton County because of back-ups from this head-on crash in Clinton County.
Police tell us the second crash happened around 7:00 last night.
About 62 miles south Jackson County officials were called to a single vehicle crash at Mount Hope Road just north of Katz Road around 4:30 Sunday afternoon.
That’s where officials say they found a pick-up truck on its side in a ditch.
we’re told a 34-year-old man was found dead in the truck.
According to police they believe the driver lost control of his truck, crossed the center line and rolled.
As of now officials say alcohol and speed appear to be factors in the crash.
And in Jackson County’s Leoni Township alcohol is also believed to be involved in a deadly crash there.
According to sheriff’s officials deputies responded to a crash early Sunday morning on Updyke Road near Whipple Road.
Police say a woman was found dead at the scene and another in critical condition.
We’re told a 20-year-old man was driving his pickup truck with the two women inside when the truck left the road, and crashed into a tree.
Police say the driver took off, but was later found at a nearby hospital.