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Deadly crash on I-94 in Berrien County causes traffic backup

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Jul 09, 2021

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Traffic was backed up for miles on I-94 in Berrien County due to a deadly crash involving a semitruck.

Michigan State Police say the crash happened Friday afternoon on EB I-94 near the I-196 interchange in Benton Township.

MSP reported traffic was backed up for miles on both sides of the freeway and asked drivers to seek an alternate route to avoid backups.

The westbound lane has since reopened, authorities say.

Details about the deadly crash are limited, but we know a semitruck was involved.

Authorities say attempts were made to revive 61-year-old David Wayne Tomlinson, but were unsuccessful.

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