SB I-75 reopened after fatal wrong-way crash
Michigan State Police have reopened southbound Interstate 75 in Detroit after a fatal, head-on collision involving a woman driving the wrong way closed the freeway Friday morning.
MSP officials said the lone female driver of the vehicle was killed when she was heading northbound in the southbound lane. Another driver was "trapped and had to be cut out of her vehicle," according to a tweet by MSP officials.
State police closed the freeway near Mack where the accident occurred, snarling traffic near the Detroit Medical Center at the height of the morning rush hour.
"Detroit EMS transported to a local hospital," the tweet read. "Her current condition is unknown. Investigators are on scene beginning their investigation to determine why she was heading the wrong way."
EMS and firefighters were at the scene around 7 a.m. trying to pull a person from a silver Saturn sedan that slammed against the median wall, while a Chrysler Pacifica minivan - with a smashed front end - was hooked to a tow truck.
State police officials said on Twitter that the regional dispatch center "did not receive any calls of a wrong-way driver prior to the crash."