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Canton — Northbound Interstate 275 has reopened at Ford Road after a fatal crash, state officials said.

First Lt. Mike Shaw, a commander and spokesman for Michigan State Police in Detroit, wrote via Twitter that it was a three-car, rear-end crash.

Wrote Shaw: "A vehicle rear ended another vehicle in the middle lane of I-275 N/B near Cherry Hill. The rear ended vehicle was pushed into another vehicle."

One victim, a 61-year-old Canton man, the driver of the vehicle caught in the middle, died from those injuries.  

The crash happened at about 9 a.m. and traffic was detoured off the freeway at Ford Road, causing backups to Michigan Avenue for several hours, police said. 

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