EB I-94 opens after 2 multi-vehicle crashes

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LAWRENCE, Mich. (WOOD) – The eastbound lanes of I-94 reopened near Paw Paw in Van Buren County four hours after two multi-vehicle crashes.

Michigan State Police said in a release a total of four people were injured — three with minor injuries and one with serious injuries — between the crashes.

The first crash happened before 11:30 a.m. at the 59 mile marker just west of the Paw Paw exit, MSP said. It involved nine cars and four semi-trucks — one of which spilled around 2,500 gallons of motor oil. The  Michigan Department of Environmental Quality was sent to clean up the scene.

The second crash happened a mile west of the first crash and it involved eight cars and six semi-trucks, MSP said.

Several other crashes shut down the westbound lanes of I-94 in Mattawan around the time the eastbound crashes occurred . That stretch of the highway has since reopened.

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