A 39-year-old Owosso man died Wednesday morning when his box truck rear-ended a trailer on Interstate 96 in Howell Township.
Michigan State Police did not identify the driver, but said he was driving a 1998 GMC box truck belonging to KH Concrete Cutting in Lansing west on I-96 in the right lane behind a 2016 Peterbilt semi truck and trailer that had slowed for traffic when he rear-ended it around 11:15 a.m.
The Owosso man died at the scene, near Highland Road (M-59) and east of Burkhart Road.
The Peterbilt driver, a 25-year-old Springfield, Missouri, woman, was not injured.
Police said alcohol and drugs are not considered to be factors in the crash, which remains under investigation.
The crash closed the expressway between mile marker 133 and D-19 for more than four hours. Traffic backups were reported to Latson Road in Genoa Township and Grand River Avenue in Howell became congested as traffic was rerouted.
Rerouted traffic was still backed up along Grand River Avenue to Golf Club Road in the Howell area during the evening rush hour.
Owosso man, 39, dies in crash on I-96 in Howell Twp.