FERRYSBURG, Mich. (WOOD) — A man died Thursday after two crashes on US-31 in Ferrysburg that involved 12 cars in total, deputies say.
It happened just before 7 a.m. on northbound US-31 at exit 104A, on the drawbridge that spans the Grand River, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office.
Traffic was backed up because of a disabled vehicle, and nine cars crashed, deputies said.
Then, there was a secondary crash that involved three vehicles, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputies said a 62-year-old man from Holton died in the secondary crash.
Ottawa County dispatchers previously said at least two people were injured.
The northbound lanes of US-31 were closed after Jackson Street as authorities investigated and worked to clear the scene. They have since reopened, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.
The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.