HOWELL, Mich. (WILX)- UPDATE:
A 43 year old Lansing man was killed after his vehicle collided with a bus on I-96 in Livingston County Thursday night.
The Livingston County Sheriff's Office says a 2011 Infiniti G37 and a 2015 motor coach were driving westbound in Howell Township, west of Highland Road at 11:44 pm when the two vehicles collided. The Infiniti, driven by the Lansing man, left the highway and hit several trees in the median. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.
The driver of the bus and eight passengers were not injured. Investigators do not know whether drugs or alcohol were involved, but believe speed was a factor in the crash.
Both lanes of westbound I-96 were closed for about five hours during the investigation.
ORIGINAL STORY: An early morning crash shut down Interstate 96 westbound early Friday morning.
The accident happened around midnight on WB I-96 at M-59 Exit 133 in Livingston County. That is just west of the Tanger Outlet Mall in Howell.
We are working on getting details from Livingston County, but WILX crews on scene of the crash, say it appears the accident involved one vehicle. Eyewitnesses say the roof of the car was torn off. No word on the condition of the driver.
Howell Fire Department, The Livingston County Medical Examiner and Sheriff deputies all responded. I-96 WB was shut down for several hours this morning with traffic diverted off the highway at M-59. The scene has been cleared, and the highway is open.
This is a breaking news story. WILX News 10 is working to get more details on this story, and will provide updates as more information becomes available.