MDOT camera shot: I-96 crash

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Police: Man Had Heart Attack, Caused Crash On I-96

July 05, 2018 - 7:38 pm

DETROIT (WWJ) - Michigan State Police say an apparent heart attack was to blame for a crash that tied up traffic Thursday on I-96.

The crash occurred at around 3:30 p.m. on westbound I-96 near Elmhurst, after Livernois, in Detroit. According to investigators, that's where a 64-year-old Detroit who was suffering from a medical emergency lost control of his vehicle and crashed into another car. 

Paramedics responded, along with MSP troopers, and performed CPR on the man before he was taken to Henry Ford Hospital where he was listed in critical condition, police said. 

No additional injuries were reported.

The man's family was notified and were on their way to see him, according to police. The man's name was not released.

As police investigated, the left two lanes of the westbound I-96 were closed at the scene, causing slow traffic back to Joy Road as the afternoon rush began. All lanes have since reopened.

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