1 dead, 9 injured when car hits party bus on I-75
A party bus broken down on the side of Interstate-75 in Troy was struck by a car early Sunday morning, leaving one dead and nine others injured, police said.
The crash occurred on the northbound side of the freeway south of Adams Road at around 3 a.m. The bus, which had 24 passengers in it, was stopped on the shoulder due to a mechanical issue. It was struck by a 2003 yellow Pontiac Sunfire that was traveling on the shoulder.
The passenger in the car, a 22-year-old man, was pronounced dead on the scene and had to be removed from the vehicle by the Troy Fire Department. The driver, also a 22-year-old male, sustained serious injuries and was transported to Royal Oak Beaumont by ambulance. There were no other occupants in the car.
In the bus, 8 occupants incurred minor injuries and were treated at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac.
Troy police and other members of the South Oakland County Crash Investigation Team, closed two lanes of I-75 during the investigation, which lasted around 3 ½ hours.
Police say alcohol or drugs may have been a factor in the crash. Witnesses are asked to contact the Troy Police Department with information at (248) 524-3477.