MPS: Man died in crash on WB I-96 near Lowell

Kent County

LOWELL TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Troopers say a man died in a crash along westbound I-96 near Lowell Wednesday morning.

It happened around 9:30 a.m. on the highway west of Alden Nash Avenue in Lowell Township. According to Michigan State Police, an SUV didn’t stop for slow-moving traffic and hit the back of a box truck.

A driver of the SUV died in the crash. MSP identified him Thursday as Todd Bertee, 33, of DeWitt.

The driver of the box truck, a 34-year-old man of Fenton, was not injured.

There were no other people in either vehicle.

The box truck and other traffic were moving slowly as another crash was cleaned up. That crash, which included a semi-truck rollover, happened around 3:30 a.m. on westbound I-96 near Whitneyville Avenue. Its cause is unclear.

The westbound lanes of the highway were closed for hours because of the two separate crashes. They reopened by 1:30 p.m.

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