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UPDATE: One person dies in crash on I-96 near Saginaw Highway in Delta Township

Posted: 8:39 AM, Nov 17, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-17 14:25:15Z

One person has died after a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 96 in Delta Township just before the Saginaw Highway exit. The crash happened on I-96 around 7:30 a.m. on I-96 between St. Joe Highway and Eastbound I-496.

The Eaton County Sheriff's Office says a driver in an SUV headed westbound on the highway, lost control of the vehicle and crossed the median, hitting an eastbound SUV before flipping over.

A passenger in the westbound SUV died.

Both drivers suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to a local hospital.

I-96 Eastbound is closed while crews clean up the scene. One westbound lane is now open. Drivers should avoid east and westbound I-96 from the west side of Lansing to Eaton Highway for now.

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I-96 eastbound near the Saginaw Highway. exit in Delta Township is shut down and there is only one westbound lane open while emergency crews respond to a fatal crash.

We are working to find out details and will have updates as they become available.