Multiple-vehicle crash closes M-28 Sunday

Jan 28, 2019

SENEY TOWNSHIP, MI--   The Seney Stretch is reopen, following a multiple-vehicle pileup Sunday.

Around 12:15 pm Michigan State Police from the Negaunee Post responded to a crash on M-28 about five miles west of Seney. Troopers say a westbound Subaru driven by a 67-year-old Traverse City man rear-ended a Ford pickup truck pulling a covered trailer driven by a 41-year-old Thompson, Ohio man. The Subaru then crossed the centerline and was broadsided by an eastbound Buick driven by a 52-year-old Royal Oak man.

The driver of the Subaru, his 65-year-old passenger, and a 52-year-old passenger in the Buick were seriously injured and taken to Helen Newberry Joy Hospital for treatment.

Slippery roads and whiteout conditions caused a chain reaction with other motorists. A total of eight vehicles were damaged and numerous other vehicles went into the ditch to avoid collisions. M-28 was closed for three hours between M-77 in Seney and M-94 in Shingleton.

Michigan State Police are reminding drivers to slow down and maintain a safe distance between vehicles.