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One person upgraded to stable condition following bus vs. semi crash
KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Nearly two dozen people are recovering Friday morning, including one who was in critical condition, following a Kalamazoo County crash involving a bus and a semi.
It happened around 10:00 Thursday morning when a Chicago-bound Greyhound bus hit the back of a semi near the Climax Exit on westbound I-94.
48 passengers were on board. Right now 21 passengers are recovering from their injuries, including the driver.
The passenger that was in critical condition has been upgraded to stable. She has been identified as 65-year-old Cecilia Cheng of Farien, Illinois. She was sitting in the front seat of the bus at the time of the crash.
We spoke with M-DOT. They tell us this stretch of I-94 seems to be a hot spot for crashes and the agency has been looking into ways to change that.
There's a tunnel effect between the trees growing up on the opposite side of the freeway as well as that concrete wall in the middle," said an M-DOT spokesman. We'll keep our eye on it, maybe something will come down the line, some new innovation will come along and will trigger something that we can make a change."
M-DOT says the best solution for drivers right now is just to slow down and pay attention.
The crash is still under investigation.
The driver of the bus has been identified as 64-year-old Thomas Jackson from Chicago. The truck driver is David Diebold from Portage.