4 killed in single-vehicle crash on I-96 in Detroit, police say

Witnesses say vehicle was traveling at high rate of speed

DETROIT – Four people are dead after being ejected from their vehicle on I-96 in Detroit on Sunday, police report.

According to a tweet from Michigan State Police, a fatal traffic crash occurred on westbound I-96 near Grand River Avenue in Detroit at around 7:55 p.m. on Sunday, May 14.

Officials say the Detroit Regional Communication Center began receiving multiple calls about a crash involving a single vehicle. Witnesses told police that the vehicle involved, a GMC Yukon, was traveling at a high rate of speed on westbound I-96 when the driver struck the median.

Police say four people were ejected from the car and were killed in the crash.

“Once again, a driver’s decision to drive recklessly cost lives on our roadways,” Lt. Mike Shaw of MSP said. “This decision will not only affect those families involved, but also witnesses and first responders on scene. Please drive responsibly. Lives are at stake.”

MSP said Sunday that they are still working on identifying those killed in the crash and contacting family members.

No other details have been provided at this time.

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