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I-96 eastbound reopens near Marne after 2 crashes

Ottawa County Sheriff 09022023
Posted at 5:12 PM, Aug 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-20 20:26:39-04

WRIGHT TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Ottawa County Dispatch says part of I-96 shut down Saturday afternoon after two separate crashes.

The eastbound lanes closed just after 4:30 p.m. near mile-marker 24 in Marne.

Dispatch says the first was a property damage crash, which brought I-96 eastbound down to one lane.

Deputies responded to the second crash, involving three cars, on I-96 near 8th Avenue around 4:45 p.m.

They say a woman from Zeeland drove up to the traffic, was unable to stop and hit another car, driven by a Grand Haven woman.

The Zeeland driver then rotated out of control and hit a third car, driven by a man from Scottville.

The sheriff's office says one passenger in the first car that got hit went to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

None of the drivers or any other passengers reported being hurt.

I-96 eastbound at 8th Avenue was shut down for about an hour during investigation and cleanup.

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