INVESTIGATION: Freeway clean-up sticker shock!

(WXYZ) - You've probably noticed that we've had quite a few bad pile-ups on Detroit area freeways lately, including some that have closed down the roadways.

Did you ever wonder who pays to clean up those messes and how much it costs?

Recently the 7 Action News Investigators have gotten complaints about the prices being charged by one local towing company for these freeway cleanups. 

It's a company that tows for the Michigan State Police. If you get into an accident on a freeway in the city limits of Detroit and the State Police make the scene, you have no choice but to use this company.  You might be surprised to learn that the company's contract with the State Police does not spell out how much they can charge for their services.

In one case, the owner of a semi-trailer that crashed on I-94 was shocked when she got a bill for $26,000. 

The 7 Action News Investigators looked into this whopping bill and found some questionable charges.

What does the towing company have to say about this?

Why don't the State Police have contracts with price protection for the consumer?

Are things about to change?

Scott Lewis gets answers. Watch his investigation Monday at 11 p.m. on 7 Action News.

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