1 dead after wrong-way crash on I-275 in Ash Township

(WXYZ) - Police say one man is dead after he traveled the wrong way on I-275 and collided head-on with a semi-truck.

It happened shortly before 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night in the Carleton-Rockwood Road area of Ash Township. 

Police say that Siddhartha Verma was driving north in the southbound lanes of the freeway in a 2003 Acura when he slammed head on into a semi and was ejected from his car. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 29-year-old was from Livonia. The force of the impact split his car into several pieces.

The driver of the semi has been identified as 54-year-old Victor E. Falcon-Baez of Boston. He suffered minor injuries in the crash and was taken to a Monroe hospital for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation.

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