Update: Victim in I-496 Crash Identified
The victim killed in a fiery I-496 crash has been identified as Aaron Christian Buda. The 24-year-old Lansing man died Tuesday morning when his car crashed and caught fire.
The cause of the crash is still being investigated by Lansing police, but weather conditions and construction may have contributed.
Six cars, including the one driven by Buda, were involved in the accident shortly before 8am. Three other drivers suffered minor injuries.
LANSING - I-496 in Lansing has re-opened following a Tuesday morning six-car accident. Lansing Police now report that a 24-year-old Lansing man was killed when the car he was in caught fire.
Three other drivers were injured in the multi-car crash. The identity of the man who died has not been released, while family is notified.
The accident happened shortly before 8 o'clock in the eastbound lanes of I-496 under the Clemens Avenue bridge. Investigators are still determining how the it began. The eastbound lanes of I-496 were closed until approximately 2 o'clock in the afternoon.
UPDATE: One person is dead after an accident on I-496 involving at least two other vehicles. Police state that others have minor injuries. Police say it happened around around 8 a.m. along 496 East involving at least 4 vehicles. The east-bound lanes of the highway are shut down between Aurelius and Pennsylvania while police investigate.
We will have more details as they become available.
A car fire on I-496, east of Cedar Street is causing traffic delays this morning.
496 Eastbound between Pennsylvania and Aurelius is closed, and one Westbound lane is also closed.