At least one dead from crashes along I-96 near Williamston

Police say 15 Semi-Trucks have flipped
One person is dead after crashes on I-96 in Williamston
One person is dead after crashes on I-96 in Williamston(WILX)
Published: Aug. 25, 2023 at 6:09 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2023 at 1:30 PM EDT
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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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