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Several hurt after five car pileup in Genesee County

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Courtesy: Elizabeth Bye Courtesy: Elizabeth Bye
Courtesy: Elizabeth Bye Courtesy: Elizabeth Bye
GENESEE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Several people are in the hospital after a bad pileup in Genesee County. 

It happened Tuesday, May 23 on Irish Road, just north of I-69 in Davison Township. 

Investigators said the crash happened like a chain-reaction after a vehicle rear-ended another vehicle. Officials have been interviewing those involved and witnesses, but the sequence of events is proving to be less than clear.

At one point during the reaction, a Chevy Malibu ended up on top of a Chevy HHR.

Police said it appeared the Malbu struck the rear of a van in front of it, and then an HHR struck the rear of the Malbu.

“The inertia of the Malbu striking the van lifted the rear end of the Malbu…the HHR then basically drove underneath the Malibu,” said Rick Freeman, chief of police with Davison Township.

Freeman said vehicles following too close, speed, and possibly an unsafe lane change is all being considered factors in the crash at this point. 

It's not clear how many people were hurt, but Freeman said no one had life-threatening injuries. 

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