LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — One person is in the hospital after a “chain reaction” crash on I-96 near Hastings Rd. Thursday afternoon.

The Ionia County Sheriff’s Department reports the crash involved three vehicles — a Honda CRV, a Dodge pick-up and a Subaru Legacy. The driver of the Legacy was transported to the hospital with “for serious internal injuries.”

The other two drivers sustained “apparent but minor injuries,” officials say.

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The investigation determined the crash occurred as the vehicles were approaching a zipper merge. That merge slowed traffic and diverted it to the right lane. Sheriff officials say the driver of the pick-up “did not notice traffic slowing/stopping and rear ended the Subaru Legacy.”

That collision sent the Legacy into the cable barriers. The pick-up spun out, colliding with the Honda CRV.

Officials say the investigation remains open and speed is believed to be a factor.

This story has been updated to identify the accident scene as near Hastings Rd.