NORTHFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Multiple people were seriously injured Wednesday when a semi truck crashed into a car on U.S. 23, crossed the median, struck a pickup and came to rest near a wooded area on the opposite side of the freeway in Northfield Township, according to authorities.
Police said the semi truck was heading north on U.S. 23 between Six Mile and North Territorial roads when it struck a northbound car.
The impact caused the semi truck to crash through the median and hit a southbound pickup truck, according to officials.
The semi truck came to rest in the grass near the wooded area on the other side of the southbound lanes.
One person involved in the crash was transported to University of Michigan Hospital in an ambulance. That person is in critical condition, officials said.
The pickup truck driver was pulled from the vehicle and loaded into a U of M Survival Flight helicopter.
Both the northbound and southbound lanes have reopened. The flex lane is closed for maintenance, officials said.
There are several ambulances, firetrucks and police vehicles at the scene. It's unclear how long the freeway will remain closed.