Alcohol involved in wrong-way driver crash that killed 2 on I-275 in Canton Twp.

Posted at 11:26 AM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-12 23:15:55-05

Michigan State Police troopers responded to the scene of a deadly crash involving a wrong-way driver.

The crash happened Tuesday morning on I-275 near Michigan Avenue in Canton Township. I-275 has reopened after being shut down for hours.

The wrong-way driver was reportedly injured and the two occupants in the other vehicle were killed.

The wrong-way driver is a 59-year-old man from Wolverine Lake. Multiple sources have told 7 Action News the driver is a member of the Wolverine Lake council.

A male and female in the other vehicle were pronounced dead.

It appears the driver crossed the median into oncoming traffic. Open intoxicants were found in the wrong-way driver's vehicle.