Eastbound I-96 at Williamston reopens after crash causes hours long closure

Officials confirmed the freeway reopened just after 10 p.m.
Drivers are urged to find alternate routes.
Published: Aug. 2, 2023 at 5:34 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2023 at 10:09 PM EDT
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WILLIAMSTON, Mich. (WILX) - A crash involving two semi trucks shut down the eastbound lanes of I-96 at Williamston for more than six hours Wednesday.

The crash happened at about 3:30 p.m. just west of Exit 117. Drivers were urged to avoid the area before the freeway reopened at about 10 p.m.

Michigan State Police said one person was injured when the two semi trucks collided.

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News 10 crews captured one semi truck flipped over across the left lane and part of the right lane. Another damaged semi truck was seen on the right shoulder and part of the right lane.

Michigan State Police troopers, fire crews and other emergency service vehicles were also witnessed at the scene.

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