8 Mile reopens early after fatal accident at Groesbeck
The intersection of Eight Mile and Groesbeck on the border of Detroit and Warren has reopened after a fatal accident, police said Sunday evening.
The road was expected to be closed in all directions until Monday to allow DTE Energy to repair power lines knocked down in the accident, Warren police said.
"County and DTE crews completed the repairs to the lights in the intersection and the roadway is now open for traffic," said Warren police Lt. Stephen Mills.
The two-man crew was to take most of the Sunday, DTE spokesman Dave Peterson said. A non-DTE crew was to rewire the intersection traffic signals, he said. There were no reports of outages.
Detroit police said a 31-year-old man died at a hospital after his vehicle struck another vehicle and rolled over Sunday morning.
Police responded to a crash in which a gold vehicle traveling eastbound on 8 Mile hit a red vehicle traveling northbound on Groesbeck. The gold vehicle rolled over and struck a light pole bringing down power lines.
The second motorist, a 42-year-old man, was "shaken up," according to police, and refused medical care.