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Taylor — Michigan State Police continue to investigate a fatal crash that temporarily closed Interstate 94 at Middlebelt Saturday afternoon.

Michigan State Police received 911 calls at 12:30 p.m. Saturday about a box truck on fire in a wooded area. Witnesses said the car was in the right ditch of eastbound I-94 and Ecorse Road near Taylor. 

Upon arrival, firefighters were unable to locate the driver. They began a foot search of the area and located the 45-year-old driver from Detroit who was pronounced dead on scene. 

"The crash is still under investigation and we're not releasing the name of the person who was killed," said Lt. Mike Shaw of the MSP on Sunday. "We're still waiting for autopsy results."   

Eastbound I-94 was shut down at Middlebelt Road for several hours while police conducted an investigation.

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