Semi-clothed man struck by vehicle on I-94 near airport

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

An semi-clothed man running through traffic on eastbound Interstate 94 near the airport in Romulus was struck and critically injured early Tuesday, according to Michigan State Police.

“He was running with no shirt and no pants in the roadway, which resulted in him being struck by a motorist,” Lt. Calvin Hart said. “He was transported to St. Joseph in Ann Arbor for treatment, where he’s listed in critical condition.

The man had no identification and officials are working to determine his name and residence, Hart said.

“We’re trying to first identify who he is and then certainly identify where he’s from and what caused him to be out there at that time in the morning with no clothes,” Hart said. “It’s all part of the investigation at this point.”

All lanes of eastbound I-94 were closed after the collision at 5:15 a.m. on the bridge over Interstate 275, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. The lanes reopened at 7:30 a.m.

Meanwhile, eastbound I-94 was down to one lane at Livernois early Tuesday after a four-vehicle collision around 7 a.m. in Detroit, according to MDOT spokeswoman Diane Cross and state police officials. The roadway was reopened by 9:30 a.m.

State police had earlier urged motorists to avoid the area.

“It will require investigation (for) critical injuries,” officials said in an earlier tweet.

Hart said he did not yet have further information on the Livernois crash.

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