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Deadly Accident Closes Local Highway

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According to the Eaton County Sheriff's Office, a deadly accident closed part of I-69, but the section between Charlotte and Olivet is now re-opened to one lane.

It happened around 7a.m. The man killed was from Livingston County.

Officials tell us that the accident was caused due to black ice. The driver of the SUV lost control, crashed in the ditch and was ejected from his vehicle.

They say this then caused a chain reaction with three other accidents happening nearby on I-69. No one involved was seriously hurt.

Many other accidents in the area have been reported. Counties reported the following crashes during morning commute hours:

  • Clinton County: 30
  • Jackson County: 21
  • Eaton County: 4
  • Shiawassee County: 35
  • Ingham County: 6

 

Multiple agencies responded, including Michigan State Police and Olivet Fire.

 

Sunshine and warmer temperatures should be on the way, helping to melt any ice on the roads. For a full look at the forecast, head to the StormTracker6 website.

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