Westbound M-14 in Plymouth reopens after fatal crash

The Detroit News
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Westbound M-14 reopened after being closed for more than three hours Tuesday  in Plymouth after a fatal crash. 

"Preliminary investigation shows a passenger car drove under the trailer of a semi, killing the driver of the passenger vehicle," wrote Lt. Mike Shaw, spokesman for Michigan State Police in Metro Detroit, in a tweet. 

The crash took place about 6:30 a.m., Shaw wrote in a subsequent tweet, and happened after a "vintage vehicle," later described as a Factory Five homemade car, lost control and spun out, coming to rest under the trailer of the semi. The male driver was killed instantly.

Speed was a factor in the crash, but alcohol is not believed to be. The man's next-of-kin have not yet been notified, and the man's age was not immediately available.

The closure took place around 7 a.m., according to the Michigan Department of Transportation, and required traffic to be routed to Interstate 275. Michigan State Police officials said at about 10:30 a.m. the freeway was reopened. 

State police ask that anyone who witnessed the fatal crash to call (734) 287-5000.