HOWELL (WWJ) – One person has been killed, according to authorities, in a crash in Livingston County late Thursday night.

Sheriff’s investigators say a and a bus collided shortly before midnight along westbound on I-96 near M-59, west of Highland Road in Howell Township.

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The car, 2011 Infiniti G37, veered off the road and hit several trees in the median, sheriff’s officials said. The driver — identified as a 43-year old Lansing man — was pronounced dead at the scene.  The bus driver and eight passengers on the bus were not injured.

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The freeway was closed for an investigation in both directions for about five hours, but has since reopened to traffic.

Authorities believe speed may have played a part in the crash, but say it’s unknown whether drugs or alcohol may have been a factor. Deputies were assisted at the scene by personnel from the Howell Fire Department, Howell Police Department, Fowlerville Fire Department, Fowlerville Police Department, MDOT, and Livingston County EMS.

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The victim’s name is being withheld until his family can be notified.