63 drivers in pileup to be ticketed



Police are issuing citations today to more than 60 drivers who were involved in the 193-vehicle pileup that led to I-94 being shut down for two days in January in eastern Kalamazoo County.

A total of 58 people – 30 semi-truck drivers and 28 more motorists – are being cited for driving too fast for conditions, according to a news release issued Thursday morning by Michigan State Police.

Three other motorists are being cited for driving without insurance and one each for driving without a license and having an improper license plate at the time of the crash.

Police said the citations were being mailed or delivered to drivers beginning today.


The issuance of the tickets comes more than two months after the Jan. 9 crash, which involved 60 vehicles in the eastbound lanes of I-94 near Galesburg¬†and 133 vehicles in the highway’s westbound lanes.

One person was killed in the crash, which began at about 9:20 a.m. in the eastbound lanes as a winter storm blew through the Kalamazoo area. The pileup in the westbound lanes occurred about three to five minutes later, police said.

“Following a thorough investigation of the crashes, the primary cause was determined to be drivers traveling too fast for the roadway conditions,” police said in Thursday’s news release. Police added that while weather conditions on Jan. 9 contributed to the pileup investigators determined “after the careful review of photographic and video evidence, as well as driver and witness statements that citations would be issued to all drivers found at fault for violation of basic speed law.”

“This crash is a vivid illustration of the dangers of traveling too fast on icy and snowy roads,” MSP Lt. Dale Hinz said. “As drivers, we are responsible for controlling our vehicles at all times, no matter the weather or roadway conditions.”

Continue reading

After years of research and a series of unpleasant experiences concerning the current child protection services system, Alec Cope decided to combat the cancerous corruption through information. Freelance writing articles as a form of protest and distributing them throughout his former high-school and local area, Alec struck special chords with whomever he was in contact with.

Alec has been involved in activism such as sit down protests as well as Idle No More gatherings. Being independent for the majority of his time, Alec became a member of the WeAreChange family to assist one of the organizations that inspired him to become active in the first place. With a larger platform and positive support Alec has committed the majority of his time to research, writing, and maintaining social media with the goal to continue expanding the awakening sweeping throughout all levels of society.

Growing up within a rural area in Northern Michigan as well as being a native American descendant, Alec is seeking to expose environmental abuse in his state as well as globally. A high-school dropout, Alec chases his passion for writing and empowering individuals while showing any isolated person that they too can overcome the odds with a community that will support them. Alec lives in the lower peninsula of Michigan near Kalamazoo.





Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!