Alcohol a factor in single-vehicle rollover crash that injured 5 people on I-94 near Chelsea, police say
Alcohol appears to be a factor in the single vehicle rollover crash that occurred Saturday morning on eastbound I-94 near Chelsea, critically injuring one woman and closing the freeway, according to Michigan State Police.
Six people — three men who are brothers and three women, all in their late 20s — were in the vehicle on their way to Michigan Stadium from the Grand Rapids area for the Michigan-UMass game. Five of the six were not wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle in the crash, police said.
Two of the five who were ejected, both women, were flown to the University of Michigan Hospital. One remained in critical condition, and the other was in serious but stable condition Saturday evening, a police press release said. The third woman was hospitalized with minor injuries.
All three men in the vehicle were taken by ambulance to the U-M Hospital, the release said. One had no injuries and the other two were listed in serious but stable condition, including the male driver, police said. According to the release, the driver is being investigated but further details were not released.
The crash occurred near Kalmbach Road in Sylvan Township. The highway was reopened early Saturday afternoon. In addition to the state police, Chelsea police and fire also assisted.
The crash remains under investigation.