Detroit woman, 55, killed in crash on WB I-94 at 10 Mile

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News
An overturned semi truck crushes a passenger vehicle on Interstate 94 at the 10 Mile overpass in Roseville.

Roseville — Michigan State Police troopers continue to investigate a Thursday crash involving a semi-truck on Interstate 94 at 10 Mile that claimed the life of a woman, officials said.

Troopers and crash reconstruction specialists continue to examine evidence and are waiting for autopsy results, they also said.

State police also released the makes of the vehicles, a list of injuries and the sexes and hometowns of the people involved in the crash.

First responders work to free a woman trapped inside a car underneath a semi-truck on I-94 Thursday afternoon.

According to authorities, the following people and vehicles were in the crash:

  • A 55-year-old Detroit woman in a 2017 Ford and who died;
  • A 66-year-old Grosse Pointe Woods man in a 2017 Cadillac and who sustained minor injuries;
  • A 19-year-old Macomb woman in a 2002 Chrysler and who sustained minor Injuries.

The crash happened on westbound I-94 near 10 Mile at at about 1:30 p.m. Police said a semitrailer rolled over onto a car. The front driver's side of another vehicle was crushed under the truck. 

All lanes of westbound I-94 at I-696 were closed for hours following the crash, officials said.

First responders work to free a woman trapped in her car underneath a tipped semi-truck on WB I-94 at 10 Mile Road.

According to a preliminary investigation, the driver of the semitrailer rear-ended a Ford Taurus. The driver, a female, was killed instantly, police said. The truck rolled over and landed on two vehicles, a Chrysler and a Cadillac sports utility vehicle.

A fourth vehicle also was struck during the crash and the driver suffered minor injuries.

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