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Eastbound I-696 reopens after serious accident between a semi and motorcycle

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Posted at 7:18 PM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 21:35:09-04

9:26 p.m.

Michigan State Police are now saying that a motorcyclist has not died following a very serious accident on I-696 that shut the freeway down for several hours.

The scene is now clear and the freeway has reopened.

MSP originally reported that the accident was fatal.

8:00 p.m.

Police are now saying they have determined the semi driver may not even have been aware he was involved in an accident:

The freeway closure has also been moved back to Woodward.

7:18 p.m.

Michigan State Police have shut down eastbound I-696 because of a fatal accident involving a motorcycle.

The accident scene is near the I-696/I-75 interchange.

The freeway is shut down at Campbell Hilton.

Michigan State Police have issued the following tweets about the accident:

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