Eastbound Interstate 94 has reopened after a fatal car crash closed it off for just under three hours on Wednesday morning.

The crash took place just before 5 a.m. By 7 a.m., the left lanes of the freeway were opened to traffic as officials waited for the Wayne County Medical Examiner's office to pick up the body. 

According to MDOT numbers released Tuesday, 642 people have died in car crashes in Michigan in 2017. That's up 28 from this point in 2016, a year when fatal car crashes jumped by 10 percent over the previous year.

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