One dead in I-75 crash in Brownstown Township

Candice Williams
The Detroit News

Brownstown Township — A 22-year-old South Rockwood man was killed early Monday morning when his car drove into the back of a semi truck, according to the Michigan State Police.

Joe Ryan Contreras was traveling on northbound Interstate 75 near Dix-Toledo Road around 12:05 a.m. Monday when his 2012 Chevrolet Sonic drove into the truck. Contreras was killed on impact.

“It is unknown why Contreras drove into the rear of the semi, but once the vehicles were separated, troopers observed the driver’s cellphone still in his hand,” police said in a statement.

There were no skid marks and alcohol was not a factor, police said.

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