Tanker trailer hits median on WB I-696 in Warren

Traffic backed up for miles on highway while scene is cleared

WARREN, Mich. - A tanker trailer slammed into the median on westbound I-696 near Mound Road on Thursday causing a very large traffic backup.

The crash happened just after 3 p.m.

Investigators on the scene are working to soak up fuel that spilled on the highway. No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

The driver of the semi was transported to Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital with minor injuries.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area while the scene is cleared.

State troopers are continuing to investigate the incident. It does not appear that alcohol is a factor and seatbelts were not utilized. No other vehicles were involved and no other injuries were reported.

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