Car vs semi crash on WB I-94

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — A portion of westbound I-94 was closed for hours after a crash involving a car and semi-truck Saturday morning.

Battle Creek police officers responded to the accident and tell 24 Hour News 8 the semi was traveling west on I-94 when the operator lost control due to icy road conditions, crossed the median and struck the passenger vehicle which was headed east on I-94.

Westbound I-94 at Helmer Road, exit 95, was closed for hours while crews worked to clear roadway, but was reopened around 4 p.m. Saturday, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.

A medical helicopter was called to the scene to transport the driver of the passenger vehicle.

Battle Creek police report the driver of that vehicle suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries.

BCPD is urging drivers to use extra caution on the slippery roads.

The accident remains under investigation.

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