The Lansing Post and the First District Hometown Security Team (HST) responded to two crashes within a mile of each other during the Tuesday morning rush hour on Interstate 96.
A 26-year-old Brighton resident was westbound on I-96 at 7:15 a.m. when she lost control and rolled her vehicle. She was extracted from the vehicle and flown by helicopter to Sparrow Hospital.
She suffered from non-life-threatening injuries.
A second crash occurred at 8:30 a.m. on eastbound I-96 when an 86-year-old Lansing resident rear-ended a vehicle, causing a four-vehicle chain reaction collision. Traffic was stopped on eastbound I-96 because of the westbound crash.
One of the four vehicles was forced under a semi truck.
Three people were injured and all were transported by ambulance to Sparrow Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The freeway was closed for an hour and a half while emergency crews investigated the scene and cleaned up debris.