1 dead, 3 hurt in rollover, I-196 reopens

10:04 PM, Aug 2, 2013   |    comments
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I-196 near 96th Avenue in Zeeland. (August 2, 2013)

ZEELAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Michigan State Police say a rollover crash on I-196 killed one man and injured three others. The accident happened around 4:50 p.m. Friday near 96th Street.

Police say an eastbound Jeep was in the passing lane when it clipped a semi truck. The Jeep then rolled over into the median and across the westbound lanes. A man was ejected from the vehicle and killed.

The victim is identified as Jesus Pena, 64 of Marengo, Illinois.

The driver is identified as Jennifer Pena, 31, also from Marengo, Illinois; she is listed in stable condition. A female teenager from Tucson, Arizona is hospitalized in good condition, and a seven-year-old girl from Marengo, who was ejected, is in serious condition.

Police tell WZZM 13's Phil Dawson the Jeep was traveling with another vehicle; authorities say the second driver is not aware of what happened and they are in the process of trying to locate them.

Westbound I-196 reopened around 9 p.m.


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