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Multi-vehicle crash on I-96 in Ottawa County

MARNE, Mich. — Authorities are working to clear several crashes involving dozens of vehicles on I-96 between Ottawa and Kent counties.

Authorities shut down the westbound lanes at Walker Avenue around 5:28 p.m. Tuesday after went into a ditch while trying to get around the scene of an earlier crash.

The highway was closed in both directions from 112th Avenue to 16th Avenue until it can be cleared and made safe for travel.  Both lanes were reopened around 7 p.m.

The crashes started around 12:15 p.m. when a crash involving a tanker truck was reported. Several hours later, another crash involving a semi was reported near 68th Avenue on I-96.

Video shows several semi-trucks crashed on the eastbound side of I-96. School buses from Coopersville are taking people caught up in the crash to Berlin Baptist Church.

Injuries have been reported and ambulances have been at the scene.

 

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