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Westbound I-96 Closed After Serious Motorcycle Crash

August 01, 2018 - 5:57 pm

HOWELL (WWJ) - Police are investigating what they say was serious motorcycle accident that has closed westbound I-96 after M-59.

Livingston County Sheriff Mike Murphy said at least one person was seriously injured in the crash, which involved a motorcycle and a car, late Wednesday afternoon, in the Howell area.

No details about the injured person or his or her condtion were immediately released as investigators remain on the scene, into the early evening. 

As of 6 p.m., all lanes were blocked, with traffic slow from Pinckney Road. Eastbound I-96 also had the left lane blocked at ths scene. 

It's not clear how long the freeway will be shut down.

Motorists were urged to avoid the area. As an alternate, drivers can exit eastbound M-59 at Grand River, taking that to soutbound Grand Ave. to rejoin westbound I-96. 

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