UPDATE: Baby On Life Support After I-94 Crash

By: News 10
By: News 10

JACKSON COUNTY -- The baby of a Jackson woman who died Saturday after an accident on Interstate-94 is on life support, according to family members of the child's father.

Michigan State Police tell News 10 the fatal crash happened on westbound I-94 near Dearing at about 1:30 p.m.

A semi-truck struck a van that had stopped on the side of the the highway. Chad Anthony Cole, 39, and Sara Jean Cole, 35, were inside the van. Mrs. Cole, who was pregnant, was transported to Allegiance Hospital, where she later died.

Her baby was delivered at Allegiance and transported to U of M Hospital.

Mr. Cole suffered non-life threatening injuries and was treated at Allegiance.

His brothers, Ryan and Aaron, tell News 10 Sunday that the child is on life support, though they say they're "hoping for a miracle."

No word yet on the cause of the crash, or the condition of the semi driver.

Officials say this was just the start of a messy day on the roads.

They responded to more than 20 accidents across the Jackson County area, shutting down I-94 for about three-and-a-half hours Saturday afternoon. It's back open as of 4:45 p.m.

They say snow and icy conditions on the roads are to blame.


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