Michigan Pileup : Crash Closes Both Directions of I-94 In Michigan

Updated: January 9, 2015
Michigan Pileup : Crash Closes Both Directions of I-94 In Michigan

90 vehicle pileup on I-94 in Michigan.
Police have shut down both directions of I-94 in Kalamazoo County after a fatal pile-up involving semis.

The MSP post in Paw Paw also says several others have been injured in the pileup that occurred in near white-out conditions. At last check, 10 motorists were transported to hospitals in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.

The crash occurred just after 10 a.m. Friday near the 90 mile marker on I-94. Police originally estimated nearly 100 vehicles were involved, but now say approximately 50-70 vehicles are involved. Vehicles are piled up on both the westbound and eastbound sides.

Police say they are aware of four semi trucks and two cars that caught fire.

A three-mile radius was briefly evacuated Friday afternoon due to a burning semi truck containing hazardous material. A hazmat team has been on site evaluating the situation.

Another of the burning semi trucks was carrying around 40 pounds of fireworks. John Rudolph, a truck driver from Ypsilanti, sent us a photo of the smoke from that fire, saying it was so thick you could barely see through it. Police say that truck fire has been extinguished.

Interstate-94 is currently closed in both directions in Kalamazoo County. Authorities estimate the interstate will be closed for at least another 12 hours.

Later in the day, another pileup occurred just outside of Ann Arbor along US-23. Police there estimate about 40 vehicles to be involved.