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Sixteen people hospitalized following massive 150 vehicle pileup in Michigan


Michigan State Police (MSP) responded to a major pileup crash over the weekend in Ionia County that left several people injured.

The pileup occurred around 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 18, near Portland, Michigan.

MSP reported multiple crashes on eastbound I-96 between mile marker 73 (Grand River) and mile marker 76 in Portland Township.

MSP’s Sixth District announced on Sunday that a total of 150 vehicles were involved. Of those, 84 were damaged, and 66 were non-damaged slide offs only.

Troopers said that 16 people were transported to the hospital, but no life-threatening injuries were reported.

Both eastbound and westbound I-96 were closed for about 5 hours.

While the pileup remains under investigation, MSP said that a lake effect snow squall caused whiteout conditions at the time that the crashes occurred.


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