UPDATE: A third accident happened just three miles west of the first, near Blackman and Dearing roads around 3:30p.m.
A deputy has confirmed a 40-year-old woman from Chicago has died due to the crash. They say it involved one car and a semi truck. The car hit the corner of the semi, went off the road and into a ditch.
Officials say the right lane and shoulder will remain closed for some time still.
JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - Officials say westbound I-94 will be closed for several hours following multiple accidents.
The first accident happened around 2p.m. near the Parma Road exit in Jackson. Just a few weeks ago, a similar accident happened in that same area.
The Jackson County Sheriff's Department says a semi truck was driving highway speed on westbound I-914, when traffic began to slow for oncoming road construction. The semi didn't slow down and hit a GMC truck, when they both collided into a bread truck, all in the right lane. One of those vehicles then hit a Dodge truck in the left lane, causing it to hit the median and flip over.
There were serious injuries on the scene and at least three people were taken to Allegiance Hospital, but none are believed to be life threatening.
While traffic was being routed off of the highway, a car was trying to cross the street to get back onto I-94 when it t-boned another car, which then hit a third car. No one in the three vehicles were injured, but airbags did deploy.