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Michigan State Police said a truck driver was killed Thursday morning in a crash on westbound Interstate 96 at Milford Road that closed the freeway for 10 hours.

The crash happened on I-96 at Kent Lake Road just before 6 a.m. and closed all of the freeway's westbound lanes, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation.

The victim was driving a large box truck west on I-96 when he struck the rear end of a semi-tractor trailer, officials said. The driver was killed instantly, they said.

Troopers and firefighters had to cut the driver out of the truck, according to the state police. 

The driver of the semi-truck did not report any injuries, they also said.

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