Michigan woman killed after driver rear-ends stopped semi on I-94

A passenger died Tuesday after a driver rear-ended a semi that was stopped near a crash on I-94 in southwest Michigan.

Michigan State Police said the semi was stopped near M-51 in Paw Paw Township near a crash that troopers were investigating around 6:40 p.m. when a 20-year-old man from Benton Harbor who was driving a Jeep Liberty hit the truck. The man suffered critical injuries and his hospitalized.

His passenger, a 19-year-old woman from Mattawan, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Police said it isn't clear why the man didn't stop when he approached the stopped semi. Everyone was wearing seatbelts, and alcohol does not appear to be a factor.

The investigation is ongoing.