UPDATE: 1 dead in multi-car crash on I-496

UPDATE (4:41p.m.) – The person involved in the accident detailed below is identified as Daniel Russian, a 32-year-old resident of Delta Township.

UPDATE (2:27 p.m.) – More details are being released in connection with a fatal multi-vehicle crash on I-496. According to the Eaton County Sheriff’s Office a vehicle driven by a Delta Township resident rear-ended a box truck stopped on the road due to construction zone traffic back-up. The force of the impact pushed the box truck into another stopped car in front of it. The driver of the first car was thrown from the vehicle. He died at the scene. No one else was injured in the crash.

UPDATE (12:44 p.m.) – The eastbound lanes of I-496 between Creyts and Waverly Roads has reopened.

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – A portion of a major highway is closed because of a deadly 3-car crash.

It happened around 9:30 this morning on the eastbound lanes of I-496 near South Waverly Road west of the city of Lansing.

Sheriff’s officials say at least one person has died and some others were hurt.

Drivers are asked to avoid I-496 between Waverly and Creyts roads until mid-afternoon.

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