February 17, 2014 at 10:33 am

Eastbound I-96 at Schaefer reopened after fatal rollover crash

Detroit — An unidentified Detroit man died Monday morning when his vehicle went out of control when he tried to avoid debris in the local lanes of eastbound Interstate 96 at Schaefer Highway.

According to the Michigan State Police, the incident occurred at about 7:05 a.m. and closed the freeway until about 10 a.m.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a four-door sedan attempted to avoid some empty boxes in the travel lanes of the freeway when he lost control, striking the median wall and bridge support of Schaefer in the median between the EB local and express lanes of I-96,” said Lt. Michael Shaw in a press release.

“The vehicle rolled onto its roof and slid across the freeway, killing the driver.”

According to Shaw, the victim was a 40-year-old Detroit man who was the sole occupant of the vehicle. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

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