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Tow truck driver killed, 7 injured in crash involving school bus on eastbound I-94 at US-23

Nader Chehadi killed in crash

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A tow truck driver was killed and seven other people were injured in a crash involving a school bus on eastbound I-94 at US-23 in Pittsfield Township.  

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All lanes of eastbound I-94 were closed for several hours at South State Street. The lanes are back open to traffic. 

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The crash happened at about 10:15 a.m. on I-94 about a 1/4 mile before US-23. The crash involved a school bus, an SUV and a tow truck.

Michigan State Police said the tow truck driver, Nader Chehadi, 42 from Ypsilanti, was assisting the school bus with engine problems at the time of the crash. Chehadi was at the rear of the bus when an SUV struck the school bus.

The SUV contained two adults and three children. Ypsilanti Schools confirmed there were no children on the bus at the time of the crash.

The three children were taken to C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in critical condition. Two adults were taken to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, also in critical condition. Two others suffered minor injuries. Chehadi was killed.

State police released an update at 4:17 p.m. saying the two adults and three children in the SUV are still in critical condition.

Police, firefighters and an ambulance responded to the crash scene.

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Authorities asked motorists to avoid the area for the rest of the day.


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