NB I-75 near Gratiot in Detroit reopened after crash

Charles E. Ramirez
The Detroit News

Detroit — Northbound Interstate 75 near Gratiot has reopened after a crash left the freeway closed for 2½ hours, officials said. 

All northbound lanes of the freeway were closed near Gratiot just before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Emergency crews work to right an overturned semi at the I-75 NB / 375 NB / Gratiot connector, Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

It appeared a vehicle has tipped over onto its side in a photograph taken by a Michigan Department of Transportation camera near the scene. 

News reports later said it was a shipment of two 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500s being hauled on a carrier.

The Drive auto newsletter drew attention to the incident because of the cargo involved:

"The crash closed all northbound lanes on I-75 for hours ... as authorities called in a special lift rig to right the trailer without damaging the Shelby GT500s any further."

cramirez@detroitnews.com

Twitter: @CharlesERamirez