2 police officers, 1 motorist injured in I-75 crash on Detroit's east side

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Detroit — Two Detroit police officers and the driver of another vehicle suffered minor injuries after an early Friday morning car crash on the city's east side, according to Michigan State Police.

Officials said troopers were called at about 3:50 a.m. to the scene of the crash involving a Detroit police vehicle and another car on southbound Interstate 75 and Clay. The officers were in one of the department's Ford Explorers.

They said the two Detroit police officers and the other driver, the sole occupant of the second vehicle, were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

State police said a preliminary investigation show Detroit police officers were responding to a call and their vehicle had its lights and sirens activated when they were traveling south on I-75.

An SUV that was also traveling south on the freeway drove into the path of the patrol vehicle and struck it, officials said.


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