Shooting, fatal crash halts traffic for hours on I-94 in Detroit

Van driver dies during crash in stalled traffic near Conner Avenue


DETROIT – Westbound Interstate 94 in Detroit was shut down for several hours overnight, first for a shooting investigation and then a fatal crash.

Michigan State Police said officers found a car just before 10 p.m. crashed into an MDOT board near French Road with shell casings and blood on the ground -- but there was no victim or witnesses around.

It was later determined that a 17-year-old Detroit resident who was being treated for a gunshot wound to his leg at St. John Hospital was the victim.

Police said the teen is being interviewed about what happened.

While police were investigating the shooting, traffic was stalled in the westbound lanes. Just after midnight, police said a van slammed into the back of a DDOT bus that was stopped in the right lane. The van burst into flames and the driver was killed.

I-94 was reopened at 4 a.m.