PORTLAND, Mich. (WOOD) - Four people were hurt in a crash that shut down I-96 on Sunday for more than one hour, after a westbound car lost control, drove through the median and struck two eastbound vehicles, according to a preliminary investigation.
A 2000 Mazda was heading west when its driver -- Shermone Wade, 19 -- lost control and struck a 2010 Chrysler minivan and a 2010 GMC Sierra, said deputies from the Ionia County Sheriff's Office. Wade had one passenger with her at the time, 20-year-old Crystal Harris, of Muskegon.
The crash happened at 6:38 p.m., west of Portland Road. The freeway reopened around 8 p.m.
Wade, of Inkster, and Harris are expected to survive, as police said they suffered injuries considered nonlife-threatening. They were taken by ambulance to Sparrow Hospital, in Lansing, the news release states.
It's not clear why the driver lost control, police said.
Marc and Darlene Rozman, both of Royal Oak, were inside the minivan. Marc was driving, and after the crash, airlifted to Spectrum Butterworth -- his condition is not known at this writing -- while Darlene was taken to the same hospital by ambulance with nonlife-threatening injuries.
Three people were riding in the GMC, one from Harrison Township and two others from Clarkston, but they were not injured.
Air bags went off in the Mazda and Chrysler, police said. It's not clear who was wearing seat belts.
The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate.