Owosso Man Identified in Fatal I-96 Crash near Howell

HOWELL, MI – The Owosso man who was killed in a fatal accident on I-96 in Livingston County has been identified.Jacob Shofner

Jacob Shofner, 39-years-old, of Owosso, died Wednesday morning at the scene of the traffic crash on I-96.

The crash occurred at approximately 11:15 a.m. on westbound I-96, near Highland Road, in Howell Township.

According to a preliminary investigation by Michigan State Police, a 2016 Peterbilt semi truck and trailer, driven by a 25-year-old woman from Springfield, Missouri, was westbound on I-96 in the right lane when traffic slowed in front of her. She was able to slow down but was rear-ended by a 1998 GMC box truck driven by Shofner.

Jacob Shofner was pronounced dead at the scene.

Obituary

Jacob Hamilton “Bubba” Shofner

Age 39 of Owosso passed away Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00 pm Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Nelson-House Funeral Home with Pastor Cal Long officiating.  The family will receive friends at Nelson-House Funeral Home on Saturday from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm with the family being present from 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm.

Funeral arrangements were announced by Nelson-House Funeral Home.

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