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12-year-old boy critically injured when car slammed into back of semi on I-94

Posted at 7:00 AM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 07:12:04-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — A 12-year-old boy was critically injured and a female driver was seriously injured when the car they were in slammed into the back of a semi on I-94 in Detroit this morning.

According to police, it happened on eastbound I-94 at Schaefer around 4 a.m.

MSP said after investigating, they determined a semi truck got onto the highway from Schaefer and as it was getting up to speed, a Chrysler 300 crashed into the back of the trailer.

Police say the female driver suffered serious injuries to her legs and the 12-year-old boy suffered critical injuries.

Two lanes of the highway are closed. It's not clear when the lanes will reopen.