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Several people hospitalized, one air-lifted after 2 crashes

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Posted at 8:50 PM, Feb 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-29 20:50:45-05

PORTLAND, Mich. — Two crashes near M-66 and I-96 sent several people to the hospital and closed the highway down Saturday night.

In a Facebook post, Ionia County Central Dispatch E911 said Eastbound I-96 was closed at M-66.

Dipatchers confirmed the Michigan State Police has the eastbound side of the highway shut down as of 8:30 p.m. and police are asking everyone to avoid the area. Victims have been taken to hospitals in Lansing and Grand Rapids, including one patient who was air-lifted by AirCare out of Kalamazoo.

Ionia County Central Dispatch E911 urges everyone to drive safe.