Monday, March 26, 2007

Welcome back Marie!!

The lovely Marie spent some time last week visiting her children in Michigan. Above is what she encountered, and almost participated in Saturday morning. This happened within the first hour of her return trip. She was originally about four cars behind the trucks. I am feeling a lot better now that she is back.

The Kalamazoo Gazette had this report.

Two die in I-94 crash

Sunday, March 25, 2007

A father and son were killed in an accident involving two tractor-semitrailers and three passenger cars that shut down part of Interstate 94 for more than five hours Saturday.

Several police and fire departments responded to the crash on westbound I-94 near Portage Road and found two of the vehicles engulfed in flames and some people pinned inside their vehicles.

The accident is still under investigation, but Michigan State Police Sgt. James Bennett said it appeared one of the trucks rear-ended a car carrying Raymond Lee Harvey Sr., of Sherwood, and Raymond Lee Harvey Jr., of Colon, who were killed in the crash.

``It appears the semi-truck driver failed to realize traffic came to a standstill in front of him,'' Bennett said.

The speed of the tractor-semitrailer was not known. Bennett said four or five other people were treated for injuries. He did not know the extent of the injuries. Bennett said a completed investigation report will be filed with the Kalamazoo County prosecutor, who will determine whether legal action will be taken against parties involved in the wreck.

The interstate was shut down from around 11:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. as police cleared the scene. Traffic was routed off I-94 at the Sprinkle Road exit, west on Cork Street and back onto the highway at South Westnedge Avenue.

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