DETROIT – The passenger of a vehicle traveling on I-75 in Detroit died Friday when the driver reportedly lost control, causing the vehicle to roll.
At about 3:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, a driver traveling southbound on I-75 near I-96 is believed to have lost control of the vehicle, which then rolled over. Both the driver and passenger were ejected from the car, according to Michigan State Police.
The passenger -- a 21-year-old whose identity has not been released -- was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
The driver was taken to the hospital and reportedly sustained non life-threatening injuries. Authorities believe the driver was impaired at the time of the crash and are getting a search warrant to conduct a blood test.
The driver’s identity has not been released, but they have been identified as a male. If the driver is cleared by medical staff, he will be taken into police custody, officials said.
No other details have been provided at this time.
Southbound I-75 was closed Friday morning following the crash, but has since reopened.