UPDATE: Eastbound I-496 Re-opens Following Fiery Fatal Crash

By: News Ten
By: News Ten

LANSING - I-496 in Lansing has re-opened following a Tuesday morning 6-car accident. Lansing Police now report that a 24-year-old Lansing man was killed when the car he was in caught fire. Three other drivers were injured in the multi-car crash. The identity of the man who died has not been released, while family is notified. The accident happened shortly before 8 o'clock in the eastbound lanes of I-496 under the Clemens Avenue bridge. Investigators are still determining how the it began. The eastbound lanes of I-496 were closed until approximately 2 o'clock in the afternoon.

LANSING - One person has been killed and two others injured in an accident along I-496 Tuesday morning. I-496 eastbound is completely closed from US-127 to Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. I-496 westbound has one lane closed with traffic moving slowly.

6 cars are involved in the accident that happened around 8 o'clock on the highway under the Clemens Avenue bridge. One car is completely burned. There is no word yet on the identity of the person who was killed.
Clearing this accident could take hours. Drivers should avoid I-496 this morning.

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  • by Lauren Location: Lansing on Jan 30, 2013 at 05:36 AM
    I know the person who died. Went to school with him, worked with him - even went to his wedding. I really hope his wife didn't see any of that video that was posted. If the accident was caused by cell phone use, it wouldn't have been on his part. He always gave full attention to driving, especially on that part of the highway.
  • by Drake Location: Lansing on Jan 29, 2013 at 01:43 PM
    Actually the speed limit is 55 right there, due to construction on the bridge.
  • by JAC Location: Lansing on Jan 29, 2013 at 01:17 PM
    While it never should have been posted in the first place, I do want to thank WILX for removing the video. I too have had a family member in a horrible accident and pictures, while hard to see, are understandable. But frankly I was appalled to see WILX had posted actual video footage knowing what they knew. Wouldn't have watched that footage for anything and I hope no one saw it that knew the young man. Prayers to the family of this young man and all who were involved in this accident.
  • by Bethany Location: Lansing on Jan 29, 2013 at 12:59 PM
    It is not the speed limit. those are fine if you stick to them.
  • by paul Location: lansing on Jan 29, 2013 at 12:37 PM
    and why did we edit the video?
  • by Suzanne Location: Lansing on Jan 29, 2013 at 11:53 AM
    I am a little disappointed in WILX. A young man was killed in the car that was on fire and you posted a video? As someone who has lost a family in a car accident and been able to go the new station and see pictures, this is to far. That poor family, they lost their loved one and now there is a video of his death for everyone to see...
  • by mike Location: lansing on Jan 29, 2013 at 11:10 AM
    Come on Al its not the speed limit people don't follow that any how,I got money it was cell phone use.
  • by Al Greenwood Location: Dimondale, Mi. on Jan 29, 2013 at 09:32 AM
    Another terrible accident that just might not have happened if the speed limit was moved back to 55 mph.
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