UPDATE Thursday 10:30 a.m. – The Blackman-Leoni Township Department of Public Safety have released the names of the two people killed in a head-on crash in Jackson County Wednesday morning. Dead are 40-year-old Shaun Kelly and 30-year-old Brittany Hammond. Both of the victims are from Jackson.
UPDATE 11:55 a.m. – Investigators from the Blackman-Leoni Township Department of Public Safety say a car driven by a Jackson woman was traveling in the wrong lane when it hit a semi-truck head-on this morning. The driver and passenger, also from Jackson, died in the crash. Their names have not been released pending family notifications.
UPDATE 11:25 a.m. – The eastbound lanes of I-94 are cleared of wreckage and are now re-opened following this morning’s fatal crash near the Sargent Road exit.
UPDATE 10:05 a.m. – Investigators now say a man and a woman died in this morning’s crash on I-94. The two, estimated to be between 30 and 40 years old, were driving westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-94 when they hit a semi-truck head-on.
UPDATE 7:44 a.m. – Police expect I-94 to re-open before 10:00 a.m. as the investigation into this morning’s fatal crash continues.
JACKSON CO., Mich (WLNS) – There is breaking news out of Jackson County this morning where a collision between a semi-truck and a car has claimed two lives.
That crash has closed the eastbound lanes of I-94 near the Sargent Road exit at mile marker 145.
Our 6 News crew at the scene report that police tell them it was a head-on crash just before 4:00 a.m.
Two people in the car died in the crash.
The truck driver was treated at a local hospital for injuries and is in good condition.
Traffic is being rerouted and drivers should find an alternate route until the investigation is complete and the road reopened.
This story is developing and will be updated online and on 6 News.