Southbound US-23 re-opens after crash - WNEM TV 5

Southbound US-23 re-opens after crash

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A crash shut down a busy Mid-Michigan highway for hours.

The crash was reported about 10:00 a.m. in the southbound lanes of US-23 in Genesee County.

MDOT reported all southbound lanes were closed at Grand Blanc Road (Exit 88) while police investigated the scene.

The area re-opened about 12:40 p.m.

"It happens all the time around here," said Steven Lusk, driver. "I used to have to take the expressway. I don't even get on it anymore. I won't get on it for nothing, on a count of you don't know what you will run into."

Metro Police of Genesee County responded to the call in Mundy Township where a man driving a motorcycle rear ended a car.

"He was traveling at a high rate of speed and he looked to be either some road rage or road racing going on with another vehicle," said Sgt. Joel Grahn, with metro police.

Grahn said the man driving the motorcycle was taken to the hospital with head and leg injuries. He was the only one seriously injured in the crash. Grahn said this is a perfect example of how speed and tailgating can cause major issues on the roads.

"Especially with summer coming and all of the travel to and from back up north. It is going to be important to maintain that safe distance and drive with all due care and caution," Grahn said.

The man hurt is expected to survive.

As for Lusk, he wished people would pay more attention to the road and slow down.

"I hope they are all right," Lusk said.

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