One person was killed and several other were injured after a traffic collision along a slick roadway in southwestern Michigan, just north of the state line with Indiana.
As per the initial information, the fatal incident took place at around 7:15 p.m. Thursday on eastbound Interstate 94 near New Buffalo Township. The preliminary reports showed that an SUV with four people inside was traveling eastbound on I-94 when the driver lost control due to slippery conditions on the roadway, hit a guardrail and came to a rest on the shoulder.
Just then, the driver of a Buick Lucerne also lost control due to road conditions before colliding with the SUV which was stopped along the freeway’s shoulder. A passenger from the SUV who was outside tending to its injured driver was also hit and trapped by the Lucerne. She later succumbed to her injuries.
The Lucerne driver and two passengers in that vehicle received injuries as a result of the accident. Cold, slick rain and icy road conditions contributed to the collision. No other details are available.
The incident remains under review.
November 27, 2021