Driver killed in crash on I-94 in Portage

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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PORTAGE, Mich. (WOOD) — A driver is dead after a crash on an icy Interstate 94 in Portage.

The crash happened shortly after noon Friday on eastbound I-94 near exit 76 for Westnedge Avenue.

Portage Public Safety officers say the driver of a Ford F-250 was changing lanes when he lost control, hitting a guardrail end. The driver, a 46-year-old man from Centreville, was thrown from the vehicle. First responders tried to revive him, but he died at the scene.

A 34-year-old Three Rivers woman who was a passenger in the pickup truck was taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital. Officers believe her injuries are not life-threatening.

Police shut down two lanes of eastbound I-94 and the nearby off-ramp for about four hours for investigation and cleanup.

Authorities are withholding the victims’ names until their families are notified.

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