EB I-94 near Conner Street now open following police investigation of fatal crash

55-year-old Detroit woman killed, man injured

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DETROIT – All lanes on eastbound I-94 near Conner Street have been reopened Tuesday afternoon after being closed for a police investigation Tuesday morning.

Michigan State Police were investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 11:35 a.m. Monday on eastbound I-94 and Barrett Avenue in Detroit.

Police said preliminary investigation revealed that a husband and wife were on the right shoulder changing a flat tire.

The driver of a pickup truck was driving and wasn’t able to stop in time to avoid a rear end crash that happened in front of him, police said. The driver swerved and drove up the right embankment and struck the couple changing their tire.

Both pedestrians were transported to a local hospital for their injuries. The woman, a 55-year-old from Detroit, was pronounced dead.

The man had non-life threatening injuries.

Police said a blood draw was completed on the pickup driver and his vehicle was impounded.

The investigation is ongoing.

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