Multiple semis in wrecks on I-94 near Bridgman

BRIDGMAN CITY, Mich. (WOOD) — Multiple semi-trucks were involved in a series of wrecks along I-94 in Berrien County Thursday morning, Michigan State Police say.

Around 10 a.m., officers responded to a jackknifed semi-truck near mile marker 14, south of Bridgman. After that, three more semi-trucks traveling in both the east and westbound lanes either jackknifed or went into the median, causing a traffic backup.

Then, around 11 a.m., a chain-reaction crash happened in the westbound lanes near Exit 16 after a car rear-ended a semi-truck caught in the backup.

MSP said that 19 vehicles were involved in the wreck, 14 of which were semis. Among the other vehicles involved was a tour bus carrying 45 passengers.

Five drivers suffered minor injuries. No one was seriously injured.

The chain-reaction caused police to shut down westbound I-94 at Exit 22 in Stevensville, rerouting traffic onto Red Arrow Highway. A school bus was provided by Bridgman Community Schools to transport the tour bus passengers.

Michigan State Police, Bridgman police and Baroda-Lake Township police responded to the crashes.

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