Police: Fatigue a factor in I-94 crash in Portage

I-94, multi-vehicle crash, Portage
Emergency responders on the scene of a crash involving a semi-truck and SUV on westbound I-94 in Portage on the night of Sept. 14, 2016.

PORTAGE, Mich. (WOOD) — Police believe fatigue played a role in a crash that shut down a portion of I-94 in Portage Wednesday night.

The Portage Department of Public Safety says a SUV was traveling west on I-94 around 9 p.m. when it drifted out of its lane and in front of a semi-truck which it from behind.

The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to hit the center concrete divider.

The driver of the SUV, a 19-year-old woman from Portage, was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the semi-truck, a 45-year-old man from Ontario, Canada, was also taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Two of the three lanes for westbound I-94 between Westnedge Avenue and Oakland Drive were closed for about 90 minutes.

Police say fatigue appears to be a factor in the crash.

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