Paw Paw, MI (June 14, 2023) – A woman has died as a result of a crash that took place in Paw Paw on Tuesday evening, June 13.
Reports provided by the Michigan State Police indicate that a Jeep Liberty and a tractor-trailer were involved in a rear-end collision on Interstate 94. The incident caused disruptions in traffic near Michigan Route 51.
Emergency officials responded to the scene to provide care to the injured victims.
The 20-year-old driver of the Jeep was severely injured and rushed to an area hospital in critical condition.
His passenger, a 19-year-old female, was fatally hurt and died at the scene.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the injured man recovers quickly.
Our condolences are with the family of the woman who died in this crash.
Every day, truck accidents take place across the United States that are completely preventable. These accidents leave tens of thousands of people injured while claiming the lives of thousands.
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