Three people killed in I-75 accident in Detroit

Posted at 5:18 AM, Jan 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 07:58:46-05

Police have identified the three victims killed in the deadly crash that happened on I-75 southbound at I-94 in Detroit early Wednesday morning.

The southbound lanes of I-75 were shut down for hours on Wednesday. 

Michigan State Police say a wrong-way driver caused the crash. 

That driver has been identified as 34-year-old Leanna Monica Custard of New Baltimore. Police say she drove her Chevy Malibu the wrong way on I-75 after leaving Greektown Casino.

The other two people killed were in a 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette. They have been identified as 23-year-old Karl Louis Hawkins of Pontiac and 21-year-old Elijah Duane Holden of Auburn Hills.

Police also say two people were taken to the hospital with injuries. They have been identified as a 22-year-old and a 24-year-old, both from Pontiac. They both suffered critical injuries.

The investigation is ongoing.