Driver ejected when tire falls off car on I-94, causing rollover crash

28-year-old driver in critical condition

The scene of an Oct. 18, 2021, rollover crash on I-94 at Little Mack Avenue. (WDIV)

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A driver was ejected from a vehicle on I-94 in St. Clair Shores when a tire fell off and caused a rollover crash, police said.

The crash happened Monday morning (Oct. 18) on eastbound I-94, east of Little Mack Avenue, according to state police.

Witnesses said the vehicle was in the left lane when a tire came off, causing the vehicle to veer to the right.

The 28-year-old driver tried to regain control, but the vehicle struck the median, causing it to roll over, authorities said.

Officials said the driver didn’t have a seat belt on and was ejected from the vehicle.

A 7-year-old passenger was wearing a seat belt, police said. The child was not injured.

The driver and the child were taken to McLaren Macomb Hospital, according to officials. Police said the driver is in critical condition.

I-94 was closed after the crash, but reopened at 12:20 p.m. Authorities continue to investigate.

The scene of an Oct. 18, 2021, rollover crash on I-94 at Little Mack Avenue. (WDIV)
The scene of an Oct. 18, 2021, rollover crash on I-94 at Little Mack Avenue. (WDIV)

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