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US-23 shut down for several hours after deadly crash in Fenton

Police in Genesee County and emergency crews are on the scene of a deadly crash on US-23 just after Silver Lake Road exit. (WEYI/WSMH)

FENTON, Mich. – Police in Genesee County and emergency crews were on the scene of a deadly crash on US-23 just after Silver Lake Road exit.

The crash happened just before noon on Friday, Feb.9.

According to police, a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze, which was slowing behind other traffic, was rear-ended by a semi-truck driven by a 54-year-old Flatrock man, who was unable to stop. The crash resulted in the semi coming to a stop on top of the Chevrolet Cruze.

The collision caused a chain reaction with the Cruze being pushed forward hitting a commercial van which was then rear-ended a semi-tractor trailer which then rear-ended another semi-trailer.

Police say the 33-year-old Clio woman driving the Chevrolet Cruze, died from her injuries.

The driver of the commercial van, a 44-year-old North Branch man was taken to an area hospital.

Police say no other persons were injured in the crash.

Police had northbound US-23 is shut down for several hours as they investigated the scene.

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