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Detroit — A 63-year-old Detroit man is dead after his vehicle ran off the roadway on Interstate 96 near the Southfield Freeway and crashed into a wall, Michigan State Police said.

Troopers were called at about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday to respond to a report of a single vehicle crash on the local lanes of eastbound I-96. 

According to a preliminary investigation, the driver of a Chevrolet Tahoe lost control of his vehicle while traveling on a Southfield Freeway ramp to eastbound I-96. The Tahoe ran off the roadway to the right crossing down an embankment and through I-96's local lanes and into an embankment wall.

Officials said the driver was pronounced dead at the scene and troopers closed the local lanes for the investigation. State police said the freeway reopened at about 8 a.m.

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