Dearborn Heights woman killed in crash on EB I-94 near Merriman Road

Deadly crash closes I-94 near Merriman Road for hours
Deadly crash closes I-94 near Merriman Road for hours

ROMULUS, Mich. – A person was killed in a vehicle crash early Tuesday morning on eastbound I-94 near Merriman Road.

The two-car crash happened about 1:10 a.m. Eastbound I-94 was closed for hours for a crash investigation. It has since reopened to traffic.

Michigan State Police Lt. Michael Shaw said a Ford car was broken down in the right center lane with its hazard lights flashing. The driver of a Jeep did not see the car and struck it from behind. The Jeep driver died in the crash. The other driver suffered a broken back or fractured spine. They are being treated at a hospital.

“The Jeep went into the median where it caught fire. That person was pronounced dead on the scene,” said Shaw.

The driver of the Jeep has been identified as a 30-year-old Dearborn Heights woman.

This crash remains under investigation.

In another crash Tuesday morning on I-696, two people were killed when they exited their vehicles after a crash and were struck by another vehicle, Shaw said.

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