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Northbound US-23 closed at Carpenter Road after crash

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YORK TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Traffic is stopped on northbound US-23 at Carpenter Road in Washtenaw County due to a crash.

Two semi-trucks and a car were involved. The northbound lanes are closed. Drivers are urged to take an alternate route.

The crash is at the next exit, Willis Road.

Check the traffic map here.

What happened:

Michigan State Police say this was caused by another crash that happened a 1/2 hour before. Police say a suspect in a hit-and-run crash was attempting to commit suicide. He was struck by a vehicle on US-23 and suffered minor injuries.

While traffic was stopped for that incident, the second crash happened about a 1/2 south on US-23. A semi-truck was unable to stop in time and struck a vehicle before striking another semi-truck. The truck finally came to a rest on a car hauler.

The driver from the vehicle is a woman who is in critical condition at a hospital. The drivers of the semi-trucks and the car hauler all were taken to a hospital for treatment.