Trooper’s traffic stop leads to slowed traffic, man fatally ejected from vehicle

A man lost his life in Michigan Thursday morning after a chain reaction crash led to a collision with a semi truck. 

The accident occurred on Thursday, October 8th at around 11:15 a.m. in Lansing, Michigan. 

Michigan State Police report that 22-year old Michael Barber was traveling north along Highway 127 when traffic in the right lane began to slow due to a trooper’s traffic stop. Barber then rear-ended another vehicle in a minor collision, but was promptly struck from behind by a semi truck unable to stop in time for the slowed traffic. The force of that collison ejected Barber from his vehicle, killing him at the scene. 

No other injuries have been reported according to the Lansing State Journal.

“Preliminary investigation indicates the cause of all the crashes was Violation of Basic Speed Law (unable to stop in assured clear distance,” state police tweeted. “The investigation continues.”