Driver Killed In Chain Reaction Crash On I-94 At Little Mack

WWJ News
October 22, 2019 - 11:41 am

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ST. CLAIR SHORES (WWJ) - Michigan State Police say drunk driving is to blame for a deadly crash that had I-94 shut down for most of the morning in Macomb County. 

The crash happened around 6 a.m. Tuesday along eastbound I-94 just after Little Mack Avenue in St. Clair Shores. 

According to police, traffic was slowing down due to a crash when a pickup truck approached the backup at a high rate of speed and rear ended another vehicle, killing the driver and causing a chain reaction crash.

At least one other person was injured and taken to the hospital; their current condition is unknown. 

Alcohol is suspected, according to police. The at fault driver is currently in custody for driving under the influence and has submitted to a blood draw. 

Eastbound I-94 was closed at Little Mack for nearly six hours while police were investigating the crash scene, but has since reopened to traffic.

The crash remains under investigation. 

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