Southbound I-275 reopens at M-5/I-96/I-696 after man struck, killed

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A man was killed March 3, 2020 when he was struck by a vehicle along I-275 near M-5 in Oakland County. These photos show the aftermath of the crash, which shut down a stretch of the interstate for hours.

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – Michigan State Police closed southbound I-275 at the M-5/I-96/I-696 interchange for a deadly crash investigation on Tuesday morning.

State police said a man believed to be in his 50s was struck by another car, a Chrysler 300. That car flipped over, landing on its roof.

State police originally said the man was outside of his vehicle because he was changing a tire. However, police later said the man had crashed into a guardrail. Why he was outside of the vehicle is unclear at this point.

The driver of the Chrysler 300, a man believed to be in his 30s, was taken to the hospital and is listed in stable condition.

The freeway reopened just before 10 a.m.

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Nick joined the Local 4 team in February of 2015. Prior to that he spent 6 years in Sacramento covering a long list of big stories including wildfires and earthquakes. Raised in Sterling Heights, he is no stranger to the deep history and pride Detroit has to offer.