Evacuations near I-94 pile-up end

Posted at 12:47 PM, Jan 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-09 13:33:17-05

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. — Residents and businesses within a 3-mile radius of the I-94 pile-up near Galesburg were asked to evacuate Friday, Michigan State Police said.

As of1:10 p.m. Hazmat officials believe the hazardous material situation on the highway is under control.  Residents who live within a 1-mile radius of mile marker 90 are still asked to remain in their homes.

A semi-truck hauling hazardous material was reportedly involved in the crash, and another truck carrying a large amount of fireworks was next to it and caught on fire.

One death has been confirmed in the pile-up.  We have a crew on the scene and will update this story with the latest information.