Wayne County road crew unhurt after rear-end crash

James David Dickson, The Detroit News

A two-worker Wayne County road crew patching up a pothole was unharmed after their truck was rear-ended by an SUV on Interstate 96 on Wednesday morning.

The crew was on the westbound side of Interstate 96, near Joy Road, when the crash occurred at about 10:15 a.m., said Kaye Byrd, director of communications for the Wayne County Department of Public Services.

Worn areas on Cherry Hill Rd. between Merriman and  Wayne Roads show in Westland, Mich. on Apr. 13, 2016. Cherry Hill Road between Merriman and Wayne Roads is slated for road resurfacing by Wayne County.
(Robin Buckson / The Detroit News)



While the workers were not hurt, and the truck remains in “driveable” condition, the driver of the SUV suffered “very minor injuries,” said Lt. Mike Shaw, a spokesman for the Michigan State Police. Details on the driver and the vehicle were not immediately available.

The state trooper on the scene found the driver of the SUV at fault in the crash, though the driver was not arrested. Shaw declined to say whether the driver was ticketed.

In March, David Wolf, a 47-year-old Wayne County road crew worker from Garden City, was killed in a crash involving two county vehicles on Van Born Road in Taylor.