CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Three people were seriously injured in a crash in the westbound lanes of I-96 near the Gerald R. Ford International Airport.

Michigan State Police said westbound I-96 was closed between Morse Lake and Whitneyville roads due to a crash in Cascade Township. The Michigan Department of Transportation said the crash was reported shortly after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

State police said that Aero Med had been called to the scene.

Initial reports say that the driver of a Chevrolet Lacrosse ran into the back of a semi-truck that was stopped for construction traffic back-up. Three people in the car were taken to the hospital with serious injuries, according to a tweet from MSP.

The freeway has since opened back up. “PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE drive safely!” MSP said in a tweet.