DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say three people have died following a multi-vehicle crash in mid-Michigan.
The crash happened Tuesday night along westbound I-496 in Eaton County Delta Township, near Lansing.
The sheriff’s department says at least three vehicles were involved in the crash and one of them had at least six people inside. Three people were killed — two were declared dead at the scene and another died at the hospital. Four others were injured and taken to the hospital, one of whom is in critical condition.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but authorities don’t believe weather played a factor. Police say it’s not clear if alcohol was a factor in the crash, but seat belts were not used by all occupants.
The westbound lanes were closed Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, but have since reopened to traffic.
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