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14-year-old killed, 2 others seriously injured in Whitneyville crash

Three people sustained serious injuries after a car ran into the back of a semi that was stopped for construction backup. A 14-year-old later died from his injuries.

WHITNEYVILLE, Mich. — A 14-year-old was killed and two others seriously injured in a crash on westbound I-96 Tuesday morning.

Police say the crash happened around 10:30 a.m. in Whitneyville.

Investigators say a mid-sized sedan ran into a semi that was stopped for construction backup. Three people were taken to hospitals with serious injuries.

Police say a 14-year-old passenger later died from his injuries sustained in the crash.

The condition of the other two victims is unknown at this time.

An Aeromed helicopter was dispatched to the scene to provide transport for victims to the hospital, the Michigan State Police confirmed.

Westbound lanes on I-96 between Morse Lake and Whitneyville Roads were closed for several hours for cleanup and investigation.

The interstate has since reopened. 

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