Families in shock after wrong-way driver causes triple fatal crash on I-75 in Detroit

3 people killed, 2 injured in crash

DETROIT – Two people are still fighting for their lives Thursday after a wrong-way crash that killed three people Wednesday morning on I-75.

Meanwhile, the families of the three people who were killed are struggling to describe the shock and pain they're going through.

You can see Priya Mann's conversation with the families of the victims in the video posted above.

To donate to the family's GoFundMe page, click here.

What happened

Three people were killed Wednesday morning when a Chevy Malibu traveling in the wrong direction caused a crash on southbound I-75 at I-94 in Detroit.

Police said the driver of the Malibu -- Leeanna Monic Custard, 34, of New Baltimore and passengers in an Oldsmobile Silhouette that was struck -- Karl Louis Hawkins, 23, of Pontiac, and Elijah Duane Holden, 21, of Auburn Hills -- were killed in the crash.

A 22-year-old Pontiac man and 24-year-old Pontiac man, who were also in the Silhouette, were critically injured.

The southbound side of I-75 was shut down to traffic for hours but has since reopened. 

Michigan State Police said the wrong-way driver caused this crash about 3:45 a.m. 

Police were advising drivers to avoid the area through the Wednesday morning rush hour, but it's open now. 

At least one of the vehicles involved in the crash caught fire. 

Here is video from the scene:

Crash details:

State police said Custard had been driving a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu that was headed in the wrong direction when her car struck a 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette.

Four people were in the Oldsmobile. Two of them were killed, and two others are hospitalized. 

State police are reviewing video of an area in which they believe the driver of the Malibu had been before the crash. 

No 911 calls were made before the crash. 

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