MSP: One dead in multi-vehicle pileup on I-94

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**CORRECTION: Earlier information provided by Michigan State Police indicated two fatalities. Authorities later amended their information to media.

VAN BUREN COUNTY, Mich. — Michigan State Police said one person is dead following a series of accidents involving nearly 65 vehicles on I-94 Sunday afternoon.

Three people remain in critical condition after being injured, according to police.

The first crash happened on eastbound I-94 at exit 41 near Watervliet, involving nine vehicles and one semi-truck. Only minor injuries were reported.

Michigan State Police said because of that crash, traffic backed up and caused another accident involving approximately 44 vehicles and six semi trucks. They believe two people were killed.

Westbound I-94 near M-51 at exit 56 was shut down due to another crash involving about 12 vehicles. Minor injuries were reported.

Meanwhile, MSP said deputies are still on the highways cleaning up the scene and collecting evidence for an investigation. Officials said the roadway is expected to be reopen by 8 p.m.

Drivers involved in the crashes were moved to the Hartford Federated Church to allow investigators to gather more information.

Van Buren County dispatch says some law enforcement vehicles were involved in the accidents.

All lanes on eastbound at M-140 and westbound at M-51 on I-94 re-opened around 8:05 p.m. after being shut down for several hours.

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