UPDATE: A 24-year-old man from Decatur, Van Buren County, died of injuries after a two-vehicle crash Friday morning on I-94 in Sandstone Township, Jackson County Sheriff Gary Schuette said Friday afternoon in a statement.
The 24-year-old at around 9 a.m. was traveling eastbound on I-94 in the construction zone when his vehicle hit the back of a tanker truck that had broken down in the travel lanes. The tanker truck had had all safety and signaling equipment in use, according to the statement. The man died of his injuries on the scene. No one else had been in his vehicle.
Schuette said in the statement that speed appears to have contributed to the crash. The crash is still under investigation. 6 News will provide further updates as they become available.
UPDATE: As of 2 p.m. all lanes have been reopened. This is, however, at or near a construction zone, so delays could still happen.
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — The Michigan Department of Transportation is reporting the eastbound lanes of I-94 remain closed west of Jackson due to a crash. As of 10 a.m., the westbound lanes were re-opened.
An MDOT camera shows a large backup near the location of the crash.
At this time it’s not known how many vehicles are involved or if there are any injuries.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is confirmed.