On Friday July 19th at 2:05pm, the Ionia County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported 6 car crash on westbound I-96 at the Jordan Lake Road overpass in Berlin Township.
The preliminary investigation showed that during a moment of heavy traffic flow in the west bound lanes, traffic stopped briefly. The four vehicles in the front of the crash were able to stop in an assured clear distance without hitting each other. The two vehicles in the rear of the crash were unable to stop in time and caused the vehicles in front to collide with each other.
All occupants of the vehicles were identified and treated on scene or transported to local hospitals for minor injuries.
Neither alcohol or drugs nor excessive speeds are believed to be factors in this crash.
The Ionia County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by East Beltline Towing, Reed & Hoppes Towing, Life Ambulance, Berlin Orange Fire Department and the Ionia County Central Dispatch Center.