Car-semi crash shuts down I-96 ramp to US-131

Posted at 7:44 AM, Oct 28, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-28 10:26:38-04

WALKER, Mich. — A lot of drivers were late Tuesday morning due to traffic jams caused by a collision involving a semi and another vehicle.

The semi jack-knifed and the crash blocked the ramp from eastbound I-96 to southbound US-131.

Both expressways were backed up. Eastbound I-96 was backed up to Bristol Avenue, and drivers on Alpine Avenue who were used to getting onto the freeway were delayed. US-131 was backed up from the merge with I-96.

To keep drivers from entering eastbound I-96, the ramp from Alpine Avenue to eastbound I-96 was also closed.

The crash was first reported around 5:50 a.m. The driver of the vehicle was freed from the wreckage around 6:45 a.m.

The condition of the driver removed from the vehicle was unknown.

One lane on the ramp was reopened shortly before 9 a.m. The ramp was completely opened shortly after 10 a.m.