One dead in crash that closed SB I-75 in southwest Detroit
A driver was killed in a crash Wednesday afternoon on southbound Interstate 75 in southwest Detroit that sparked an hours-long closure, state officials said.
Michigan State Police said its Detroit Regional Communications Center received several calls of a multi-vehicle crash and fire on the highway near Schaefer around 1:55 p.m.
"Preliminary investigation revealed that a double gravel hauler struck a pick up and then continued striking a semi-tanker which caused the semi-tanker’s trailer to come undone and fall onto a Charger that was on the shoulder," MSP said on Twitter.
The pickup caught fire, and the driver died in the crash, according to the agency.
"The investigation is ongoing and troopers are attempting to identify the driver," MSP tweeted.
The Charger driver had a minor injury, state police reported.
The other two drivers were not injured.
Meanwhile, the Michigan Department of Transportation alerted that all lanes of the freeway were closed near Schaefer and Fort just after 2 p.m.
All lanes reopened by 10 p.m., according to the MDOT website.