One dead after high-speed crash on I-94 in Detroit

Posted at 1:06 PM, Sep 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 13:06:54-04

Michigan State Police say one person is dead after a high-speed crash on I-94 near I-96 in Detroit overnight.

According to police, troopers were dispatched to westbound I-94 near W. Grand Blvd. around 2:05 a.m. Monday for the crash.

An investigation revealed that a Dodge Charger was traveling at more than 100 mph when it hit the rear-end of an SUV also going westbound.

That SUV then burst into flames after the crash, but two people inside were able to get out of the vehicle without injury.

The Charger slid about 400 feet after hitting the SUV and rolled over, ejecting one person inside. That man was killed instantly.

Three other people inside the Charger fled the scene on foot and a K9 track was not successful. Police are working on identifying the people inside the car.

The freeway was closed for more than five hours while police investigated.