Troy Police: 2 Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On I-75

It was not clear whether alcohol or drugs played a role in the crash.

WWJ News
January 27, 2020 - 11:04 am
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TROY, Mich. (WWJ) - Two people are dead after an early-morning crash on I-75 in Troy.

Troy police say officers were alerted to a wrong-way driver that was headed northbound in the southbound lanes of I-75 north of 12 Mile Road. Officers responded to the scene around 4:15 a.m. and discovered a serious crash involving the wrong-way driver and another vehicle that had been traveling south on I-75.

Authorities say a 2011 Chevy Malibu collided with a 2019 Dodge Challenger on the freeway. The at-fault driver of the Chevy was pronounced dead at the scene, while the man driving the Dodge was taken to Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, where he was pronounced dead.

Police have not released the names of either victim.

The crash left the southbound lanes of I-75 closed for more than five hours to complete the investigation, but the freeway has since reopened.

It is unclear whether drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash. Authorities are conducting an autopsy.

With the investigation is still ongoing, police said they don't anticipate any criminal charges will be filed "as the at fault driver is deceased." 

Police are asking anyone with any information about the crash to contact the Troy Police Department at 248.524.3477.