Southbound I-75 back open at 9 Mile after deadly crash

Posted at 6:14 AM, Nov 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-23 07:27:58-05

(WXYZ) — Southbound I-75 is back open at 9 Mile after a deadly crash that left a 49-year-old man dead.

The crash happened between 9 Mile and 8 Mile on the Hazel Park-Detroit border.

According to police, the driver of a vehicle crashed into the guardrail and got out to look at the damage.

That's when the driver of a second vehicle could not stop in time and crashed into the first vehicle, while also hitting the driver that was standing outside. The driver of the first vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two people in the second vehicle were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Witnesses told Michigan State Police that the second vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed.

Investigators are continuing to investigate the crash.