UPDATE: Part of NB I-69 in Eaton Co. re-opens after crash

UPDATE (9:30 a.m.) – The wreckage from the crash that shut down part of I-69 has been removed and the highway is back open.

Investigators now say the crash was caused by one semi-truck hitting another semi-truck that was parked on the shoulder of the road near mile marker 59. The driver of the truck that hit the parked truck was injured and is being treated.

The clean up took longer than expected because the trucks ended up so far from the road and settled into soft ground.

CHARLOTTE, Mich (WLNS) – The clean-up continues on northbound I-69 after a crash shutdown traffic on the highway just after 5:00 a.m. today.

The crash involved two semi-trucks between Cochran Road and M-50.

Our crew on the scene says it appears the trucks both drove off the highway and settled, both upright, in an open field on the side of the road.

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There are no reports of injuries or what caused the crash.

Traffic is being diverted as as northbound I-69 between Cochran Road and M-50 will be closed until wreckers can remove the trucks.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area until further notice.

This story is continuing and will be updated online on and 6 News.

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