Medical issue may have caused multi-vehicle head-on crash on I-96

A multi-vehicle head-on crash on westbound I-96 west of Highland Road in Howell Township may have been caused by a driver experiencing a medical issue.

According to a release from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, a 30-year-old Perry man may have experienced a medical issue while driving a 2010 Chevrolet Impala westbound in the eastbound lane of I-96, and striking a 2013 Dodge Dart driven by a 21-year-old woman from Algonac.

After the head-on collision, the Chevrolet Impala struck a semi-tractor trailer driven by a 61-year-old man from Warren. Two other vehicles were damaged by debris from the initial crash: a 2010 Ford Focus driven by a 16-year-old boy from Holt, and a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder driven by a 41-year-old Lansing man.

The driver of the Impala was transported with minor injuries to Sparrow Hospital in Lansing by Livingston County EMS; the woman driving the Dodge Dart was transported with minor injuries to Providence Hospital in Novi by Livingston County EMS. The other drivers involved were not injured. A personal injury lawyer has been contacted by the injured drivers.

The highway was closed for approximately one hour during the investigation and cleanup.

Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.

Deputies were assisted on scene by the Howell Area Fire Department and Livingston County EMS.

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