14-year-old passenger dies after car rear-ends semi-truck in west Michigan construction zone

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A 14-year-old boy has died after a crash Tuesday on I-96 in west Michigan

According to police, a semi-truck was stopped for construction on westbound I-96 between Morse Lake and Whitneyville roads in Kent County when the truck was rear-ended by a Buick Lacrosse.

Three people in the car suffered serious injuries, and were taken to a hospital. The boy who was a passenger in the Lacrosse died later that night.

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This crash happened just east of where a car was crushed between semi-trucks after rear-ending a truck on westbound I-96 near M-6 on Monday afternoon.

Police are using the crashes to remind people to drive safely, especially in construction zones.