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Study: Most dangerous highways in Michigan

Posted at 6:13 AM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 11:21:33-04

LANSING, Mich. — A new report is shedding light on the most dangerous highways in Michigan.

Michigan Auto Law looked at Michigan State Police data from 2018 to identify highways with the highest number of reported accidents.

MSP defines a road segment as a state designated stretch of road varying in length from less than 1/10th of a mile to up to 2 miles.

The data provided to Michigan Auto Law includes reported motor vehicle crashes along interstates and U.S. routes but does not include Michigan routes, county roads or divided highways with traffic signals.

Here's what the study found:

Eastbound I-96 between Meech Road and Dietz Road, Leroy Township, Ingham County
There were 22 total crashes, including 5 involving injury on EB I-96 between Meech Rd. and Dietz Rd. in Leroy Township in 2018.

In between the cities of Williamston and Webberville, this eastbound stretch of I-96 which is roughly 1.7 miles saw the most highway car crashes in Ingham County last year, according to the study.

Leroy Township had the most crashes in 2018, but Lansing Township had the most crashes resulting in injury.

Southbound US-127 between Michigan Avenue and Kalamazoo Street, Lansing Township, Ingham County
The study reports there were 17 total crashes, including 10 involving injury on SB US-127 between Michigan Ave. and Kalamazoo St. in Lansing Township last year.

The report highlights the heavy traffic from downtown Lansing and Michigan State University's campus.

You can take a look at Michigan Auto Law's study on other highways in Michigan here.

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