UPDATE: (June 4, 2017 – 3:28 p.m.) The Ingham County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victim of last Thursday’s fatal crash as 72 yr. old Marilyn Louise LaRock of Harrison Township.
Sheriff’s Officials said that a driver involved in the crash may have been distracted, and it may have contributed to the crash.
Officials have not specified what the distraction may have been, however they urge motorists to keep their eyes on the road and allow enough following distance between vehicles to react to any unforeseen circumstance that may arise while traveling at highways speeds.
UPDATE: (2:56 p.m.) – The Ingham County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that one woman is dead, and two others, both a male and female, have been taken to Sparrow Hospital with injuries.
All three people are approx. in their late 60’s to early 70’s.
Two cars appeared to be slowing down on the highway due to construction, and a third car ran into the back of the middle car, forcing it into the car in front of it.
Each car involved, had two people inside.
The highway is back open. Stay with 6-News, for further updates as police continue to investigation the situation.
UPDATE (2:25 p.m.) – A fatal crash that closed westbound I-96 late this morning has claimed the life of at least one person.
Our media partners at WHMI report that one person is dead and two others injured in the crash.
The westbound lanes of I-96 re-opened to traffic just before 2:30 p.m.
The investigation into the crash is continuing.
This developing story will be updated online and on 6 News.
(WLNS) – A multi-vehicle crash has forced westbound I-96 to be closed at M-52.
The crash happened just after 10:30 a.m. west of the Stockbridge Road (M-52) exit.
There are reports of injuries.
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A 6 News crew on the scene reports seeing at least two vehicles involved.
Westbound traffic is being rerouted on to M-52 until further notice.
This story is developing and will be updated online and on 6 News.