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Fatal crash involving semi-trucks closes I-94 in Paw Paw

Posted at 3:11 PM, Sep 03, 2015

PAW PAW, Mich. -- A fatal crash involving two semi-trucks and five cars shut down eastbound I-94 Thursday afternoon, according to Michigan State Police.

The crash happened at about 2:15 p.m. near Exit 60 in Paw Paw, police said in a release.  Police say the crash happened when a semi-truck rear-ended a Toyota SUV.

The driver of the SUV, a 72-year-old Illinois man, died in the crash.  Four other people were taken to the hospital with injuries, according to a release.

Police said the semi-truck driver wasn't paying attention and didn't slow down for construction in the area.

Traffic was re-routed for three hours after the crash, police said.