State to release safety findings from last winter’s I-94 pileup

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - Michigan State Police (MSP) and the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) are presenting their findings from a Road Safety Audit on a stretch of I-94 Monday.

The audit was conducted after a 193-vehicle pileup that happened on the stretch of roadway on January 9th. One truck driver from Canada died in the crash and 18 people were injured. 63 drivers were cited by police.

One truck involved in the crash was carrying fireworks and another one carrying formic acid caught fire in the crash.

In an initial investigation, MSP determined that while the weather contributed to the crash, the bottom line was that most of the drivers involved were driving too fast for conditions.

Area lawmakers are also expected to attend the release, which will take place at Kalamazoo Valley Community College at 11:00am. We'll have updates from the event on later editions of FOX 17 News.

 

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