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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A busy morning for both posts today. Just after midnight troopers from Metro South responded to a fatal two car crash on EB 94 and Middlebelt. At 5 30 troopers from Metro North responded to a fatal crash on EB 696 and Woodward. That remains closed for the investigation. pic.twitter.com/zY5FwkmAkr— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) February 11, 2020