Crash involving bus, cars on I-94 in Portage

A crash involving a charter bus on westbound I-94 in Portage near the US-131 interchange on Friday, May 26, 2017.

PORTAGE, Mich. (WOOD) — Five people were taken to the hospital after a crash involving a charter bus on westbound I-94 in Portage near the US-131 interchange.

The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. Friday just east of the interchange. Portage police say a Chevy Silverado was heading west on I-94 had to suddenly brake due to traffic. A charter bus traveling behind was unable to brake in time and collided with the rear of the truck.

The collision caused a chain-reaction crash involving two other vehicles.

Police said four passengers from the charter bus and the driver of the Silverado were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Authorities said alcohol doesn’t appear to be a factor in the crash.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Portage Department of Public Safety at 269.329.4567 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.