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Man critical after losing control of car on I-75

Tom Greenwood
The Detroit News

Groveland Township — Michigan State Police believe that excessive speed, plus alcohol or drugs, are factors in a rollover crash that has left a 59-year-old man in critical condition.

According to the MSP, the crash occurred at about 2 a.m. Friday on northbound Interstate 75 near Grange Hall Road.

An initial investigation by troopers show that a passenger vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when the driver suddenly lost control of the car, which shot across the median and into the southbound lanes of the freeway.

The car burst into flames after it was struck by another passenger vehicle traveling southbound on I-75. The first car then rolled and ejected the driver who was not wearing a seat belt.

Police believe the driver of the rolled vehicle was under the influence of either alcohol or drugs. He was taken to a local hospital in Genesee County where he remains in critical condition.

The driver of the second vehicle was not injured in the crash.

No further details were released.

TGreenwood@detroitnews.com

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