Police: 2 semi trucks collide, catch fire, killing both drivers in Washtenaw County

EB I-94 near Baker Road reopens following investigation

Michigan State Police at the scene of a semi truck crash in Scio Township on March 6, 2022. Photo provided by MSP. (Michigan State Police)

SCIO TOWNSHIP, Mich. – The drivers of two semi trucks have died Sunday morning after colliding with one another on the freeway in Washtenaw County, officials said.

Michigan State Police report Sunday that at about 2:49 a.m., two semi trucks crashed into one another on I-94 near Baker Road in Scio Township. Both trucks caught fire due to the crash, police said.

Officials say that it appears one semi truck was entering eastbound I-94 from Baker Road when they overturned. The truck was laying across I-94. A box truck was traveling eastbound on I-94 and struck the overturned semi truck, police said.

Both drivers were reportedly killed in the crash. Their identities have not been released.

See a photo of the scene above.

Police are still investigating what caused the first semi truck to overturn.

The freeway was closed Sunday morning amid the investigation. The road has since reopened as of 11:50 a.m. Sunday.

No other details have been provided at this time.


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