WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — Eastbound I-96 local at M-39 in Wayne County is closed Wednesday morning following a fatal crash.
At approximately 3:30 a.m., police say that the driver of a Chevy Tahoe lost control from the ramp from NB or SB M-39 to EB I-96 Express lanes.
The Tahoe ran off the roadway to the right, crossing down the embankment through the local lanes of EB I-96 and into the right embankment wall.
The driver, a 63-year-old Detroit man, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The Tahoe ran off the roadway to the right crossing down the embankment through the local lanes of E/B I-96 and into the right embankment wall. The driver, a 63 year old male from Detroit was pronounced dead at the scene. The local lanes are closed for the investigation.— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) March 18, 2020
According to MDOT, vehicles are being directed to eastbound I-96 express lanes as a result of the closed freeway.
UPDATE:— MDOT - Metro Detroit (@MDOT_MetroDet) March 18, 2020
Crash on EB I-96 LOCAL
Location: EB I-96 LOCAL at 39/Southfield
Lanes Blocked: All Lanes
Event Message: LOCAL LANES CLOSED AT M-39. VEHICLES BEING DIRECTED ONTO EXPRESS LANES AT M-39.
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