UPDATE: I-196 reopens after deadly crash | News
UPDATE AT 7:05 P.M. (WZZM) -- Michigan State Police have reopened eastbound I-196 near Market Avenue following a deadly crash.
The eastbound lanes of the freeway were closed for almost three hours while troopers investigated the accident.
GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- A serious accident has shut down eastbound I-196 near Market Avenue. It happened around 4 p.m. Monday.
Michigan State Police tell WZZM 13 a red car was headed westbound when the driver crossed over the median and into the eastbound lanes of the freeway.
The red car struck a burgundy van head-on. The driver of the red car was killed and the driver of the van is injured but expected to recover.
Eastbound traffic on I-196 is backed up beyond Chicago Drive, drivers are asked to avoid the area.