MSP investigate crash that shut down portion of I-75 - WNEM TV 5

MSP investigate crash that shut down portion of I-75

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Source: Jill Schaeff Source: Jill Schaeff
BAY COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Three separate crashes Monday morning had a long stretch of I-75 closed.

The first wreck happened just after 9 a.m. near the Linwood Road exit in Bay County.

Both lanes of I-75 were closed for some time while FlightCare landed to assist with the injured. Drivers in the area reported seeing at least four ambulances on scene.

Northbound lanes were closed after two more accidents in the same area.

Officials said of the three crashes, two were in the northbound lanes and one was in the southbound lane. FlightCare was called to two crashes.

The expressway was reopened by 1 p.m.

Michigan State Police troopers are investigating one of the accidents where a man was air lifted and others received minor injuries.

The accident happened about 8:50 a.m. just south of Pinconning Road.

A passenger vehicle collided into the rear end of a pickup truck on southbound I-75. The pickup went off the side of the roadway and came to a rest in the ditch, police said.

The other vehicle crossed the median and crashed into a semi-tractor heading northbound on I-75, police said.

The driver of the passenger vehicle, a 50-year-old man from Lansing, Illinois, was air lifted to an area hospital.

The other people involved in the accident received minor injuries, police said.

Police believe speed was a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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