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Warren — The Michigan State Police have reopened eastbound Interstate 696 after a two-vehicle crash involving a police car transporting a prisoner to court.

The crash occurred at about 9 a.m. Thursday at Mound, according to Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw.

“A trooper was transporting a prisoner to court and was on the ramp from northbound Mound to I-696,” Shaw said. “A previous crash had occurred where a driver lost control on the slippery ramp and struck the wall. The driver left the vehicle and was standing near it. The trooper came around the curve in the ramp, lost control and struck the abandoned vehicle, which was parked on the shoulder.”

According to Shaw, there were no injuries to the trooper, the prisoner or the bystander.

“The MSP car was not driveable,” Shaw said. “The driver was found at fault for the first crash while the trooper was at fault for the second crash.”

At about 8 a.m. Thursday, a multiple-vehicle crash at Campbell/Hilton left only the median lane of the freeway open to traffic, causing a backup all the way to Sherman in Oak Park.

According to the MSP, there were no injuries in the incident.

The crash at Mound occurred just a few minutes before the Michigan State Police reopened all lanes of eastbound I-696 at Campbell/Hilton.

TGreenwood@detroitnews.com

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