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Posted on Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 4:46 p.m.

Semitrailer rollover accident closes I-94 near Chelsea

By John Counts

A semitrailer rollover accident closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 near Fletcher Road in Lima Township Tuesday afternoon.

The accident occurred about 2 p.m., according to Washtenaw County dispatch.

As of 4:30 p.m., crews were working to clean up after the accident, dispatch said. The Chelsea Area Fire Authority responded to the accident, but did not have any information to immediately release.

Joyce Williams of Huron Valley Ambulance said the driver was taken to Chelsea Community Hospital in stable condition at 2:37 p.m.

As of 5 p.m., one lane on eastbound I-94 has been reopened, according to dispatch.

Traffic was still backed up about a mile on that side of the freeway at that time. The semi was laying on its right side off the road as crews continued to clean-up after the accident, according to an eyewitness.

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Perry White

Tue, Mar 19, 2013 : 11:46 p.m.

"The semi was laying on its right side...." Please change this to "lying on its right side."


Thu, Mar 21, 2013 : 2:52 p.m.

Good call, Perry. Another crusader for truth, justice, and the American way.