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Man, 21, killed in crash on I-75 in Auburn Hills

Mark Hicks
The Detroit News

A 21-year-old man died early Wednesday in a crash on northbound Interstate 75, Auburn Hills police said.

A preliminary investigation found that the man was driving a 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickup near East Walton about 5:30 a.m. when the truck “left the roadway to the right, striking a highway guardrail,” police said in a statement. “The vehicle then veered left across all lanes and struck the concrete median wall.”

The driver, from Columbus, Michigan, was alone and not wearing a seat belt. He was ejected, police said, and died at the scene.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, which caused authorities to close northbound I-75 at University Drive for several hours.

The Southeast Oakland County Crash Investigation Team is investigating the incident. It was not immediately known if alcohol or drugs were a factor, police said.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call the Auburn Hills Police Department at (248) 370-9444.