Woman dies in car crash on M-39, Southfield Freeway

Oak Park, MICH. (WXYZ) - Michigan State police are investigating a deadly car crash that occurred at approximately 3:45 a.m. Wednesday morning on northbound M-39.

The driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a guard rail, witnesses said. A second vehicle struck the car that was stopped on the road.

The crash occurred in Detroit, north of McNichols and closed a section of M-39 for several hours Wednesday morning.

Police said the driver of the second vehicle may have been talking on a cell phone at the time of the crash.

The driver of the first vehicle, which was a 1993 Saturn, was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. She was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

The victim's identity has not yet been released pending notification of her family.

Anyone who may have witnessed the crash should call the Michigan State Police. Their number is 248-584-5740.


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