Crash involving wrong-way driver shuts down I-696 during morning rush hour

OAK PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) - Police are investigating a crash involving a wrong-way driver that shut down I-696 in Oak Park for more than an hour during the morning rush hour.

Michigan State Police received reports of the wrong-way driver at around 4:55 a.m. The driver made his way eastbound in the westbound lanes from I-275 until crashing into another vehicle at Coolidge shortly after 5:00 a.m.

Troopers closed the freeway from 5:15 a.m. until 6:28 a.m.

Both drivers have been taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.

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