One killed in fatal accident that shut down north I-75 at Huron River Drive in Brownstown Township

BROWNTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WXYZ) - Northbound I-75 has reopened at Huron River Drive following a fatal accident.

The accident happened shortly before 3:00 a.m. Police say both speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.

Police say the driver of a 2014 Lincoln MKZ was traveling northbound when they struck the back of a tractor trailer. That impact caused the driver to lose control and hit another semi that was traveling in the center lane. 

There were 3 men in the MKZ. The man in the front passenger seat was ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. He has been identified as 29-year-old Matthew Jones of Brownstown.

The driver and rear passenger were taken to Oakwood South Shore hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The driver has been identified as 26-year-old Sean Preston Jr. of Riverview. The other passenger has been identified as 29-year-old Jon Schultz of South Rockwood. 

The freeway was shut down until 7:35 a.m. Traffic was backed up for miles in the area.

The Monroe County Sheriff's office is investigating. Anyone with information about the crash is asked to call (734) 240-7768.

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