At least one dead from crashes along I-96 near Williamston
Police say 15 Semi-Trucks have flipped
WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WILX) - At least one person has died from a massive pileup on I-96 near Williamston.
On Thursday, Aug. 24, at 9:30 p.m., Ingham County Sheriff Deputies responded to the area of I-96 and Williamston Road for a possible tornado.
Officials said more than 25 vehicles along I-96 from Williamston Road to the Livingston County line were severely damaged.
At this point, there has been one confirmed fatality, and several additional victims seriously injured.
The eastbound lanes of I-96 eventually reopened at around 1 p.m. on Aug. 25. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, the westbound lanes remain closed.
The Sheriff’s office urges drivers to be cautious of downed trees and powerlines countywide.
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