Deadly 3-Vehicle Crash Shuts Down I-96 Express In Detroit

WWJ News
November 08, 2019 - 6:22 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - A stretch of I-96 was shut down for hours in Detroit on Friday, following a deadly crash. 

According to Michigan State Police, there were three vehicles involved in the wreck before 2 p.m., on the eastbound express lanes of I-96 at Outer Drive. 

Police said preliminary investigation found that a female driver failed to yield to traffic while making a lane change, and was struck by a second vehicle.

The momentum from the crash then forced the car into the rear of a semi truck, police said. 

The woman was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. No one else was hurt. 

Police advised drivers to use caution in the area, as all traffic was being directed from the express lanes to the local lanes. "We shouldn’t have to say this, but don’t drive the wrong way on the freeway just to get out of traffic," police said. 

The freeway reopened to traffic before 6:30 p.m.

The woman's name has not yet been released as the investigation continues. 

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