Four drivers sent to hospital following two crashes that closed Interstate 94 early Sunday
Four people were sent to the hospital early Sunday after a two-car crash caused by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 94 near Jackson Avenue in Ann Arbor Township, according to police.
Two people were injured in the initial crash, and two more drivers were sent to the hospital following a three-car crash that occurred because a driver failed to stop following the initial crash.
According to a statement released by the Michigan State Police, troopers were sent at about 3:50 a.m. Sunday to I-94 near Jackson Avenue for a report of an injury crash.
According to police, a 30-year-old Ann Arbor woman was driving her 2010 Lexus IS250 east in the left, westbound lane of I-94, striking a 2005 Mazda four-door sedan traveling west in the right lane. The head-on collision sent both the driver of the Lexus and the 23-year-old man driving the Mazda to the University of Michigan Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.
Alcohol is believed to a contributing factor to the crash, according to police.
In the second crash, a 20-year-old Pinckney man driving a 2008 Chevrolet Aveo failed to stop for slowed traffic in the right lane of I-94 caused by the initial crash and hit a 2007 Saturn Ion, driven by a 60-year-old Gregory woman.
The Gregory woman’s car was pushed forward and hit a black 2006 Jeep driven by an 18-year-old woman.
Huron Valley Ambulance took both the Pinckney man and the Gregory woman to the University of Michigan Hospital, police said. The 18-year-old woman was not injured, according to police.
Alcohol also appears to a factor in the crash caused by the Pinckney man, police said.
The investigation into both of the crashes is ongoing, and police expect to submit the cases to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office for criminal charges.
Police had no update Monday afternoon on the condition of the drivers sent to the hospital following the crashes.