LOWELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Minor injuries were reported following two crashes on I-96 south of Lowell Friday afternoon.
The first crash happened around 1 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of the highway east of Alden Nash Avenue in Lowell Township.
The second crash happened around 2:30 p.m., also in the eastbound lanes close to Alden Nash.
Michigan State Police say a semi-truck driver failed to stop for the traffic backup caused by the initial crash and the semi rear-ended a car. That caused a chain reaction. All told, five vehicles were involved. One driver sustained injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
The right lane of eastbound I-96 was closed while emergency responders were on the scene.
MSP reminded drivers to be alert on the highways and watch for backups.