Michigan construction workers call for change after 2 were hit, killed in Ypsilanti
YPSILANTI, Mich. – Construction workers are asking for something to change after two of their own were killed on the job in Ypsilanti earlier this month. On smaller projects, like patch work, there’s usually just barrels separating workers, who are spread out for miles. We all have to work together to make change,” Crowl said. Workers said the change should be industry-wide, and agencies like the Michigan Department of Transportation need to implement them. “Drivers didn’t slow down because they were thinking of construction workers, they were afraid of tickets.
Weekend freeway shootings in Metro Detroit bring total to 19 since June
Since June, Metro Detroit freeways have continued to see an upward trend in shootings. Two freeway shootings took place in Metro Detroit over the weekend, bringing the total number since June to 19. The most recent freeway shooting took place around 11:30 p.m. Sunday night at the intersection of I-94 and I-75. Sunday’s freeway shooting came just one day after another shooting in Southfield that investigators say was a product of road rage. Michigan State Police say they don’t know why there have been so many of these shootings this year, but want drivers to think twice before driving aggressively.