1-year-old boy dies in crash on eastbound I-94 in Macomb County

Posted at 6:30 AM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 14:44:18-05

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — A 1-year-old boy died in a crash on eastbound I-94 at I-696 Tuesday morning.

The freeway was closed for several hours.

Police said a van was traveling in the left center lane when it changed into the left lane. The tire then blew on the car in front of it. As the car's driver lost control, the van hit it. Police initially arrested the driver of the van, who is a 37-year-old from Toledo, but have since released him after learning more about what happened.

The cause of the crash is officially under investigation.

Lt. Michael Shaw says the drivers in both vehicles suffered non-life threatening injuries.

A GoFundMe has been created for the boy, whose name is Chase, here.