Detroit Woman, Troy Man Killed In Wrong-Way I-75 Crash

WWJ News
January 27, 2020 - 2:11 pm


TROY (WWJ) - Police are releasing more details as they investigate a wrong-way freeway crash that killed two people over the weekend

At around 4:15 a.m. Sunday, Troy police responded to a call from Madison Heights police about a car traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the I-75, north of 12 Mile Rd. 

When police arrived in the area to investigate, they found the wrong-way driver — in a 2011 Chevy Malibu — had crashed into a 2019 Dodge Challenger that was headed southbound on the freeway.

Police said the at-fault driver in the Malibu was identified as a 34-year-old woman from Detroit. She died at the scene, north of 14 Mile Rd. and south of E. Maple. 

The other driver — identified as a 26-year-old Troy man — was taken by EMS to Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

As of Monday morning, police were not releasing any names.

It's not clear why the woman was driving the wrong way. Police said it's still unknown whether drugs or alcohol were a factor; and police don't expect toxicology results from the Medical Examiner’s Office for several weeks.

While the investigation is ongoing, police said they don't anticipate any criminal prosecution as the at-fault driver is deceased.