The head-on wreck beteween two semi trucks that bollixed traffic for much of the day Wednesday north of South Haven along Interstate 196 killed a Spring Lake man.

Michigan State Police now identify the driver of the southbound semi as Alan Chase, 38. Troopers say his truck crossed the median for unknown reasons.

The truck it hit coming north was driven by an Indiana man with his wife as a passenger. Troopers said the couple was checked at South Haven Hospital and released shortly after.

WOOD Radio News and Traffic reports said the 6 a.m. wreck closed the highway for almost eight hours Wednesday.