Freeway open after multi-car crashes

Becky Vargo • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:05 PM

First responders reported several vehicles slid off the road, some through fences, between 18th and 48th avenues, around 9 a.m.

A semi-truck was reportedly jack-knifed at 18th Avenue.

It is believed there were no injuries.

Area resident Jason LeBrasseur, who submitted pictures to the Grand Haven Tribune, said he was returning from Grand Rapids and the freeway was "a solid sheet of black ice most of the way."

"Many cars were still traveling 70 mph," he said. "I later saw three of the cars that passed me in a ditch a few miles up the road."

The road was opened to traffic at 11:25 a.m.

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