UPDATE 12:05 p.m. – The Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office has released more information on the victim of a two-vehicle crash yesterday on I-69. A 34-year-old DeWitt man died when the car he was driving crashed with a semi-truck near Woodbury Road just before 1:30 p.m. The crash closed the eastbound lanes of I-69 for hours. The cause has not yet been determined but investigators say speed was not a factor.
UPDATE 4:23 p.m. – The Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that one man has died in an accident this afternoon on I-69. The accident involved a car and a semi-truck. I-69 remains closed as investigators remain on the scene. It is not known how long eastbound I-69 will remain closed so drivers are advised to seek alternate routes.
Original Story: SHIAWASSEE CO., Mich (WLNS) – Investigators are on the scene of an accident that involved at least one car in Shiawassee County.
Shortly after 2:00 p.m. the eastbound lanes of I-69 were closed at Woodbury Road because of an accident.
The crash left a debris field across I-69 near Colby Lake Road.
Eyewitnesses tell 6 News that a semi-truck was also involved in the crash.
The Michigan State Police, Shiawassee County Sheriff’s Office and Laingsburg Police are all on the scene.
Just after 3:10 p.m. a tarp was draped across the driver side of the car, which appeared to have had its roof sheared off.
This story continues to develop and we’ll have updates online and on 6 News.