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One dead, two seriously hurt in I-94 crash

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MATTAWAN, Mich. – One person from Chicago is dead and two others were seriously hurt in a chain-reaction crash along I-94 in Van Buren County Friday afternoon.

The crash happened at about 1:30pm near exit 66, which is Mattawan.

Michigan State Police say that traffic on eastbound I-94 was slowed or stopped due to a grass fire in the median of the highway.  A semi-truck driven by a 51-year-old Nevada man rear-ended a black Cadillac driven by a couple from Chicago.  The force of that collision pushed the Cadillac into a Pontiac Grand Am driven by a woman from Paw Paw.  The semi also swerved into the right lane and rear-ended another semi driven by a Coopersville man.

The driver of the Cadillac from Chicago was pronounced dead at Bronson Lakeview Hospital in Paw Paw.  The passenger in the Cadillac and the truck driver from Nevada are in serious condition.  Police refer to the truck driver from Nevada as at-fault.

The crash is still under investigation.


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  • TheFoundingFathers

    Well not knowing what happened exactly, I read what has been made available and talked to a friend of mine who was on scene. And so far they are thinking that the “gawkers” that were slowing down to watch the stupid grass fire are the cause of the accident.

  • MacZeff

    I was on the express ways this past week.. 96 between GR and Ann Arbor, and 131 between GR and Kzoo.. Avarage speed was 80 mph with some cars going over that, and many between 65(trucks) and 70 to 80 for cars.. its no wonder we are having major accidents.. too many speeders. And I bet I counted at least 30 playing with their cell phones.

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