No serious injuries in chain-reaction crash on I-96 near Lowell

Kent County

The scene of a chain-reaction crash on I-96 near Alden Nash Avenue in Lowell Township on Oct. 1, 2021. (Courtesy Michigan State Police)

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.

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