Northbound I-75 closed in southern Saginaw County following crash involving semi
SAGINAW COUNTY, MI – Northbound I-75 is closed in southern Saginaw County due to a crash involving a tractor trailer. Michigan State Police officials on Twitter said the crash occurred around 2:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, at I-75 and Vienna Road. All of northbound I-75 was closed near the 136 mile marker earlier Friday due to a different jackknifed semi. At about 4:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, a semi tractor-trailer on northbound Interstate 75 north of the 149 mile marker in Saginaw County struck the median and rolled over. In Bay County, several vehicles were involved in a crash on southbound I-75 between the 159 mile marker and 157 mile marker, prompting the closure of that stretch of highway, central dispatch said.mlive.com
Multi-vehicle crash shuts down portion of I-75 in Bay County
BAY COUNTY, MI – Southbound I-75 is closed at Westside Saginaw Road (M-84) due to several crashes, according to Bay County Central Dispatch. Several vehicles were involved in a crash on southbound I-75 between the 159 mile marker and 157 mile marker, central dispatch said in a Facebook post Friday, Dec. 23. “Please avoid the area, stay off the roads if possible,” Bay County Central Dispatch wrote in the post. The first snowstorm to hit mid-Michigan this winter resulted in about 20 crashes between 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, and 9 a.m. Friday in the Genesee County area, according to Genesee County Central Dispatch. About 4:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 23, a semi tractor-trailer on northbound Interstate 75 north of the 149 mile marker in Saginaw County struck the median and rolled over.mlive.com
Numerous crashes reported on I-75 in Saginaw, Bay counties
Police are on the scene of several traffic crashes in Saginaw and Bay counties. In the hours afterward, Michigan State Police troopers responded to numerous crashes along the same strip of I-75. In Bay County, a semi on southbound I-75 left the roadway near the 168 mile marker at Beaver Road. “Currently we have 3 jackknifed trucks & and several additional crashes, one involving a patrol car,” the Michigan State Police Third District tweeted at 8:35 a.m. “Troopers are investigating MANY crashes around the Bay Region,” the MSP tweeted at 8:37 a.m. “Please stay home!mlive.com
Northbound I-75 closing overnight in Arenac County for demolition work
STANDISH, MI - A portion of Interstate 75 will be closed and detoured overnight this week to allow demolition crews to safely work. The Michigan Department of Transportation announced that it is detouring northbound I-75 traffic to accommodate the removal of a bridge beam at the Lincoln Road overpass on Wednesday, May 4. MDOT crews are expecting to start work and implement the detour at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. Northbound I-75 traffic should follow the posted detour via M-61, US-23, Old 76, and Sterling Road. The work is a part of an overall $35 million investment to resurface 6.4 miles of US-23 from I-75 to Grove Street in Standish.mlive.com
Semi tractor-trailer, minivan crash on I-75 kills Mount Morris man
BUENA VISTA TWP, MI — A collision on Interstate 75 between a semi tractor-trailer and a minivan has claimed the life of a Mount Morris man. The crash occurred about 2:35 p.m. on I-75 near M-46 in Buena Vista Township. A 2015 Volvo semi hauling a box trailer had been experiencing mechanical issues and its driver, a 40-year-old Pennsylvania man, tried reaching an exit. As he was doing so, the trailer was rear-ended by a 2010 Chrysler Town & Country, driven by 47-year-old Steven Cronin of Mount Morris. Troopers from the Tri-City Post were assisted at the scene by the MSP Third District Traffic Crash Reconstructionist, Mobile Medical Response, and Buena Vista Township Fire Department.mlive.com
Road Commission will close southbound I-75 lanes tonight to fix bump in interstate
FLINT TWP., MI -- The drive on southbound Interstate 75 in the Flint area could be slowed by work scheduled to be performed Wednesday, Jan. 19. The Genesee County Road Commission said it plans to close up to two southbound lanes of I-75 between Miller and Bristol roads to perform surface maintenance work on the interstate. One lane of southbound traffic will be closed from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday and the left two lanes of traffic will be closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday until 1 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the county. Chris Freeman, trunklines third-shift supervisor of the Road Commission, said a crew will be grinding down a frost heave bump that extends across all three lanes of southbound I-75 in the area of the exit to westbound Bristol Road. Read more:Fighter jets could be training today in Flint areaKildee tests positive for COVID-19, isolating himself from othersFlint pulls back on policy to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all employeesmlive.com
Michigan State Police trooper injured, civilian killed in two crashes on Interstate 75 in Bay, Arenac counties
LINCOLN TWP, MI — What began as a crash between a propane tanker and a passenger vehicle on Interstate 75 in northern Bay County has resulted in one man’s death and led to a Michigan State Police trooper being injured in its aftermath. Troopers’ preliminary investigation indicates a 72-year-old Grayling man who was driving northbound in the Jeep lost control, crossed the median, and entered the southbound lanes. The 49-year-old Clinton Township man driving the semi was uninjured. About 7:30 p.m., a trooper from the Tri-City Post was parked and directing traffic on I-75 at M-61 in Arenac County’s Lincoln Township. A 2019 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a 40-year-old Saline man swerved to avoid another vehicle and struck the trooper’s patrol vehicle, which had its emergency lights activated.mlive.com
I-75 closed after crash in northern Bay County
BAY CITY, MI - A portion of Interstate 75 in northern Bay County is shuttered due to a traffic crash. I-75 is currently closed in both directions between Pinconning Road and US-23 as of 3:15 p.m., according to MDOT. A Bay Alert was sent out at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5, indicating that both the southbound and northbound lanes were closed. High winds and blowing snow have been creating slippery travel conditions across the area and drivers are urged to use caution on the roads. Click here to check the status of I-75 and other roads across the area via MDOT’s Mi Drive Map.mlive.com
As GM waits for semiconductors, nearly completed Flint trucks pile up in vacant field
FLINT, MI -- The same semiconductor shortage that’s shut down some General Motors assembly plants is causing a logjam of Flint-built trucks in a vacant field off Interstate 75. Hundreds of Chevrolet Silverados and GMC Sierra pickups built at Flint Assembly are waiting for semiconductors and the company said the vehicles have been parked on the property east of I-75 and north of Mt. Earlier this year, Flint Engine Operations laid off 160 employees because a GM assembly plant in Ontario, Canada, which uses Flint-built engines, was also idled because of semiconductor shortages. Read more:Semiconductor shortage will shut down GM Flint Assembly, Lansing Delta Twp. plants next week160 workers indefinitely laid off at Flint engine plant due to semiconductor chip shortage450 immediate job openings at GM’s Flint Assembly.mlive.com
SB I-75 Miller Road ramps in Flint Township closed for a week
FLINT TOWNSHIP, MI -- The southbound Miller Road ramps at Interstate 75 and one lane of the collector-distributor route in Flint Township is undergoing maintenance this week. Crews with the Michigan Department of Transportation closed both ramps beginning Monday, Sept. 20 for resurfacing, according to a MDOT news release. Drivers should use the posted detour via southbound I-75 and Bristol Road to access I-69. This work will provide a smoother driving surface on ramps and the collector-distributor route for I-75, Miller Road, and I-69, according to MDOT. Flint superhero race raises funds for abused, neglected childrenFlint area business launches mechanic apprentice program to provide mentorship, career opportunitiesmlive.com
Woman calls 911, leads police to carjacking suspects after recognizing them on I-75 in Oakland County
Michigan State Police asked media to broadcast a “Be On The Lookout” of a Honda Pilot SUV with an Alabama vanity plate reading “SOLEN.” A Local 4 viewer saw the report and was driving home when she spotted vehicle.
Police looking for gunmen who opened fire on vehicles on I-75 in Saginaw County
BIRCH RUN TWP, MI — Police are looking for the culprits who opened fire on two vehicles on Interstate 75 in Saginaw County. About 5:13 a.m. on Thursday, July 22, Michigan State Police troopers responded to a report of gunfire on southbound I-75 near Birch Run Road in Birch Run Township. They arrived to find two vehicles had been struck by gunfire, though no one in the vehicles was wounded. Troopers contacted the Saginaw Major Case Unit, which comprises detectives from the state police and the Saginaw Police Department. MCU detectives confirmed with troopers that the incident was not random and is related to other recent shootings that have occurred in Saginaw.mlive.com
Massive tanker explosion closes multiple lanes of I-75 for weeks of repairs
All lanes were closed in both directions for more than 24 hours following the incident, the TV station reports. The crash occurred when the tanker driver lost control while navigating a curve near Big Beaver. MDOT reopened the southbound right lane on Tuesday, July 13, and plans to reopen the northbound right lane this afternoon, Wednesday, July 14. The right lanes will be closed for repairs after the other lanes reopen. To minimize delays, the entrance ramps to southbound I-75 are closed at Crooks and Big Beaver roads until the repair work is completed, MDOT said.mlive.com
Morning crash on I-75 in Bay County claims life of West Branch woman, 78
KAWKAWLIN TWP, MI — A traffic crash on Interstate 75 in Bay County has claimed the life of a West Branch woman. About 8:02 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, two Chevrolet Silverados collided on I-75 near the Linwood rest area in Kawkawlin Township, according to Sheriff Troy R. Cunningham. The driver of the northbound vehicle, a 56-year-old Harrison man, is believed to have suffered a medical event, triggering the collision, Cunningham said. The driver of the northbound Silverado and his grandson were also taken to Covenant for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Deputies were assisted at the scene by Kawkawlin Township firefighters, Michigan State Police troopers, Northern Bay Ambulance, Mobile Medical Response, and Medstar Ambulance.mlive.com
Pair of crashes shut down both sides of I-75 near Clio
VIENNA TOWNSHIP, MI -- Two crashes have shut down a portion of southbound and northbound Interstate 75 in Vienna Township. The first crash shut down southbound I-75 after M-57 Exit 131 at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. The second crash at northbound I-75 after Mount Morris Rd Exit 126 occurred about five minutes later, per MDOT. There is no further information at this time. Read more on MLive:Police agencies in Genesee County working to get body-worn cameras, storage is main challengeNew Davison Township police chief looking for closer connection with communityMother arrested after 2-year-old found walking in Burton streetmlive.com
Grass fire shuts down portion of I-69 in Flint Twp., backs up traffic on I-75
FLINT TWP., MI -- The right two lanes of westbound Interstate 69 between Interstate 75 and Bristol Road are closed as firefighters respond to a grass fire. The closure was reported on Genesee County 911 at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 3. The two right-side lanes are completely shut down for the safety of the firefighters on scene and drivers in the area, a Genesee County 911 Facebook states. This has also caused both the northbound and southbound sides of I-75 to back up. Motorists are asked to make alternate travel plans if they plan to travel through the area.mlive.com
Busy Grand Blanc Township ramp to close Wednesday for bridge scoping inspection
GRAND BLANC TOWNSHIP, MI -- The Michigan Department of Transportation has announced the closure of a busy Grand Blanc Township ramp for a portion of the day Wednesday. The ramp from Dort Highway (M-54) to southbound Interstate 75 will be closed from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 26 for bridge scoping inspection. Motorists are advised to plan their route accordingly. Motorists looking to head southbound can either detour on Holly Road or South Saginaw Road. Read more on MLive:Flint’s old police academy sold for marijuana grow facility despite objectionsMDOT will detail $300M rebuild of I-475 in virtual meeting May 19MDOT considering reducing M-21 lanes, making Court and Fifth two-way streetsmlive.com
42-year-old woman dies in Saginaw County motorcycle crash
BRIDGEPORT TWP., MI - A Cheboygan woman died in a motorcycle crash Sunday afternoon in Saginaw County, state police said. Paramedics transported the woman, whose name has not been released, to a local hospital where she died from injuries suffered in the crash. The man suffered non-life threatening injuries and received treatment at a local hospital, police said. Neither the man nor the woman had on a helmet, police said, and alcohol is not considered a factor in the crash. The state police’s Third District Traffic Crash Reconstruction team also assisted at the scene.mlive.com
MDOT to close lanes on I-75 near I-69 in Flint area for one week
FLINT TWP., MI -- Interstate 75, just south of Interstate 69, will have less room for drivers in both directions starting Saturday, May 1, and continuing for seven days. The Michigan Department of Transportation said in a news release that the left lane of I-75 in both directions will be closed to work on the center pier of the ramp that has been closed in the area. MDOT said the lanes will remain closed for an estimated seven days, depending on the weather. The barriers will allow work to be done underneath the bridges in that area without closing lanes on US-23, the agency said. Update:Full-grown black bear hit and killed on I-75 near FlintMore work on I-75 in northern Genesee County WednesdayKildee earmarks include replacing 700,000 bricks in downtown Flint, new buses for Saginawmlive.com
Michigan DNR says black bear found near Flint ‘a pretty rare occurrence’
FLINT TWP., MI -- The black bear killed in traffic on Interstate 75 near Flint has officials at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources scratching their heads. For a black bear, the only type of bear in Michigan, to be found near Flint is “a pretty rare occurrence,” Vaughn said. Adult female black bears weigh approximately 90 to 300 pounds, and adult males weigh about 130 to 500 pounds. Reports have also been made of black bears in Bay, Kent and Shiawassee counties in recent years. Related: Bear killed on I-75 in Flint TownshipIn that case, a 130-pound black bear was killed after several vehicles struck the animal.mlive.com
Woman shot while driving on I-75 in Detroit
DETROIT — Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on Interstate 75 in Detroit late Friday. Michigan State Police troopers responded to northbound I-75 and Mack Avenue about 10:50 p.m. Friday, April 9 after a witness reported seeing the occupants of two vehicles shooting at one another. About 2 a.m. the following morning, troopers were notified by Detroit Receiving Hospital that a woman had arrived seeking treatment for a gunshot wound. The woman told authorities she had been driving on northbound I-75 when a car pulled alongside her and at least one occupant therein began shooting. The woman suffered at least one gunshot wound, but managed to exit the freeway and drove herself to the hospital.mlive.com
Saginaw teen killed in Flint I-75 crash loved family, music
MORRIS TOWNSHIP, MI -- The victim in a fatal weekend crash on Interstate 75 in Mt Morris Township has been identified as a 17-year-old male from Saginaw. Officers were called shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday, April 4, for a single-vehicle crash on northbound I-75 near Coldwater Road in Mt. Morris Township. Morris Township Police Chief Michael Veach said. Related: Passenger ejected, killed after vehicle crashes into guardrail on I-75The front seat passenger was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene.mlive.com
$29M construction project on I-75 to begin in Bay County
The work will be done on a stretch from Beaver Road to Cottage Grove Road. According to MDOT, the project will entail significant bridge improvements on the Parish Road bridge over I-75 and the I-75 bridge over Beaver Road, including deck replacements and steel repairs. This work will improve the I-75 driving surface and complete critical bridge repairs, extending the life of the I-75 roadway, as well as the two bridges, said MDOT. The interstate will need to be closed during overnight hours to accommodate the Parish Road bridge deck removal, said MDOT. Single-lane closures on Beaver Road should also be expected to accommodate bridge repairs throughout the project.mlive.com
Passenger ejected, killed after vehicle crashes into guardrail on I-75
GENESEE COUNTY, MI -- A man was killed in a crash Sunday night after he was was ejected from a vehicle that veered off Interstate 75 and hit a guardrail in Mt. Morris Township. Morris Township at 9:07 p.m. Sunday, April 4, for a single-vehicle crash, Mt. The front seat passenger was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene. Related: Crash shuts down portion of NB I-75 in Genesee CountyPolice do not believe the passenger was wearing a seatbelt.mlive.com
Crash shuts down portion of NB I-75 in Genesee County
UPDATE: Passenger ejected, killed after vehicle crashes into guardrail on I-75UPDATE: All lanes have been cleared, per MDOTGENESEE COUNTY, MI -- A crash Sunday night has shut down a portion on northbound Interstate 75 in Mt. Morris Township. The Michigan Department of Transportation is reporting northbound I-75 is closed at Pierson Road (Exit 122). A personal injury crash took place shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday on northbound I-75 at Coldwater Road, according to Genesee County 911. No additional details were immediately available on the crash or potential injuries.mlive.com
Vehicle crash blocks southbound lanes on I-75 at 9 Mile Road in Oakland County
A vehicle crash causes traffic to be backed up Monday night in a construction zone on southbound Interstate 75 at Nine Mile Road. Officials said the minivan lost control and was wedged between the construction walls, blocking the two southbound lanes. According to the Michigan Department of Transportation, the lanes have reopened. Watch the full report in the video above. More: traffic news
Section of Interstate 75 in Saginaw County closed due to down wire
UPDATE: As of 4:52 p.m. Thursday, traffic has been restored to both northbound and southbound lanes of I-75. SAGINAW COUNTY, MI — Police have closed down a portion of Interstate 75 in Saginaw County due to down power line. The Michigan State Police advised at 4:24 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, that I-75 between Birch Run and Bridgeport is closed to traffic. Both northbound and southbound lanes are affected, troopers said. Motorists are being urged to seek alternate routes and avoid the area.mlive.com
I-75 restoration to resume in Oakland County, close lanes through weekend
Road work on I-75 is resuming in Oakland County starting Friday and will close all freeway lanes between I-696 and Eight Mile Road over the weekend. When I-75 lanes reopen on March 1, only two lanes will be open in each direction from just south of Eight Mile Road to just north of 13 Mile Road, officials said. AdDuring the weekend road closure, I-75 traffic will be rerouted to the following:Northbound I-75 traffic will be detoured west on Eight Mile Road to northbound Woodward Avenue, then eastbound I-696 back to northbound I-75, andSouthbound I-75 traffic will be detoured to westbound I-696 to southbound Woodward Avenue, then eastbound Eight Mile Road back to southbound I-75. After the weekend closures, some lane and ramp closures will continue through the 2021 construction season in connection with the I-75 road work. Also after March 1, all southbound I-75 traffic will be shifted onto northbound lanes near 13 Mile Road to allow for crews to rebuild the southbound I-75 bridge over 13 Mile Road, officials said.
Genesee County could add $700-million I-75, I-69 interchange ‘mega’ project to long-range plan
GENESEE COUNTY, MI -- The county is preparing to add a whopper of a transportation project to its long-range plans -- a $700-million reconstruction of parts of Interstate 75 and I-69 and a modernization of the area where the highways connect. The Genesee County modernization project will take so long to break ground because of its scope, and the need for additional studies, its design, and resolution of funding, Hall said. The project area carries a high traffic load and has a collection of problems including difficult merges, a high crash rate, flooding and prime-time congestion. MDOT started its current study of the I-75 and I-69 interchange area in 2018, saying the freeway -- which was built in the 1950s -- was reaching the end of its service life. Read more:State’s preferred plan for I-75 in Flint area would cost $500 million-plusI-75 still closed near I-69 due to flooding, authorities report other road closuresChanges expected to I-75 and I-69 near Flintmlive.com
MDOT holding virtual public meeting to discuss US-23, connector improvements in Standish
STANDISH, MI — The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is inviting the public to attend a virtual public meeting on the upcoming road improvements near Standish. The improvements along the Interstate 75/US-23 corridor include the US-23 connector and the proposed addition of a roundabout at the US-23 connector and M-13 interchange, south of Standish. The virtual meeting is to take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26. The addition of the roundabout allows MDOT to address ramp congestion and safety for drivers accessing the US-23 connector from M-13 and eliminates an overpass in need of replacement. They are asking the public to provide concerns and comments by Feb. 11 by using the online comment form or by mail, email, or phone to MDOT Public Involvement Specialist and Hearings Officer Monica Monsma at MonsmaM@Michigan.gov or:Monica MonsmaMDOT Environmental Services SectionP.O.mlive.com
Woman’s car hit by falling concrete from bridge on I-75 in Oakland County
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – A Clarkston woman was driving her normal route when a chunk of concrete from an overpass on Interstate 75 smashed into her windshield. Tracie Moonen was at Exit 93 on Dixie Highway at I-75 when the concrete hit her vehicle. Initially, she wondered if someone had thrown something, but the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office went out there and assessed what happened. The bigger issues is why a bridge in Oakland County is in such condition. View more: Oakland County news
Police ticket 8 drivers exceeding 100 mph on Interstate 75 in first week of new year
SAGINAW, MI — The first week of 2021 has seen eight motorists ticketed for driving faster than 100 mph on Interstate 75 between Flint and Bay City. “It’s an unusual amount,” said Michigan State Police Lt. Lizabeth Rich, adding the motorists were pulled over by Homeland Security Team patrols. Going 100 mph or more does not itself meet the requirements for reckless driving, which is a misdemeanor criminal violation punishable by up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine. “At 100 mph, you’re crossing a football field in 3 seconds,” Rich said. Rich urged motorists to drive safely and suggested using cruise control on freeways when possible.mlive.com
Driver wanted for hitting police officer in Madison Heights
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – A search is underway for a driver who took off after hitting a Madison Heights officer and leading police on a chase down Interstate 75. At about 6 p.m. Monday, the Madison Heights Police Department was called to the Midas parking lot on 12 Mile Road west of John R Road to check on a man inside his car slumped over the wheel. The chase ended near 7 Mile Road with no sign of the man’s vehicle. Police identified the man as 31-year-old Justin John Crawford. Anyone with information is asked to call Madison Heights police.
1 dead, 1 injured after SUV collides with motorcycle on Miller Road in Flint Township
FLINT TWP, MI – One person is dead and one person was injured following a two-vehicle crash Wednesday night in Flint Township. At around 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21 Flint Township police officers responded to the area of Miller Road and Claude Avenue, just west of Interstate 75, for a personal injury crash. The initial investigation by Flint Township police has revealed a 26-year-old Flint man was headed east on a motorcycle along Miller Road. The crash has led to the closure of eastbound Miller Road at Interstate 75, according to Genesee County 911. Anyone who may have witnessed the crash or has information about the incident is asked to contact Flint Township Police Detective Chris Weber at 810-600-3250.mlive.com
3 seriously injured in rear-end crash on NB I-75
OAKLAND COUNTY, MI -- Three people were seriously injured after a rear-end crash along Interstate 75 in northern Oakland County. Michigan State Police troopers were dispatched around 3:15 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18 to northbound I-75 near Baldwin Road in Independence Township for a traffic crash. A preliminary investigation by Michigan State Police has revealed the driver of a passenger car was headed north on I-75 at a high rate of speed. The driver rear-ended a second car also headed north on I-75, according to Michigan State Police Metro Detroit. The at-fault vehicle came to a stop in the center median, while the second vehicle rolled over in the left lane of northbound I-75.mlive.com
Alleged drunk driver collides with police SUV in Madison Heights
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. – An alleged drunk driver in an SUV collided with a police vehicle in Madison Heights Tuesday night. The crash happened on the 12 Mile Road exit ramp from Interstate 75 northbound. Police said the driver who collided with the officer may have been drunk. The officer is OK, and the driver was taken to a hospital.
A closer look at mystery lights along I-75 near Holly
HOLLY, Mich. – Several people have reported strange lights along I-75 near Holly. But the lights turned out to be drones from Metro Detroit-based Firefly Drone Shows. The company is one of three in the country permitted by the FAA to fly drones for entertainment. People from miles away can see this display,” said Ryan Sigmon with Firefly Drone Shows. You can watch Tim Pamplin’s full story in the video above.
Officials: Parking deck in Atlanta experiences 2nd collapse
ATLANTA – A concrete slab at a parking deck under construction in Atlanta collapsed Saturday — the second collapse at the site in as many days — sending a worker trying to shore up the structure plunging several stories below, authorities said. The 3,000-space parking garage is being built at one of Emory University’s hospitals just north of downtown Atlanta. On Friday, a section of concrete on the prefabricated parking deck partially collapsed, injuring six workers. Stafford said Saturday that a construction problem, not a faulty design, was to blame for that first collapse. Other construction workers were injured but managed to walk away from the collapse, Riley told reporters at the scene.
Detroit man charged in July fatal hit-and-run incident on I-75
DETROIT – Michigan State Police said a Detroit man wanted in connection with a fatal hit-and-run in July was officially charged and arraigned for the incident. Valerian Kobaidze, 32, was arraigned Thursday on charges of operating while intoxicated causing death, fail to stop at accident when in fault resulting in death and reckless driving causing death. The incident happened on July 14 on Interstate 75 southbound near Seven Mile Road. While the case being reviewed, Kobaidze left the state of Michigan and went to New York. State troopers assigned to the Second District Fugitive Team picked Kobaidze up from the New York City Sheriff’s Office Wednesday and brought back to Michigan.
LIVE TRAFFIC: Flooding leads to road closures in Metro Detroit
Lanes are blocked on Southfield Freeway (M-39) northbound after Warren Avenue and southbound after Joy Road due to flooding. The left shoulder and left lane are also blocked on Interstate 94 westbound after Interstate 75. Rain is expected for Tuesday night into Wednesday. Most of the activity will be between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.More on weatherBelow are freeway updates from the Michigan Department of Transportation:
Troy homeowners fight for I-75 noise barrier
TROY, Mich. Any chance of a peaceful evening in Troys Beach Forest Subdivision is often drowned out by the traffic on Interstate 75. Several blocks south of here, they complain they cant open their windows because of the noise, said Beach Forest homeowner Chuch Pappas. Homeowner Verba Edwards has been lobbying the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for a sound wall for the last four years. Homeowner Chris Steele said, My reaction was well its loud enough to wake the dead.MDOT stated that the sound wall is for an adjacent complex. However, homeowners still fear that not witnessing the certain level of noise they previously experienced could lower their property taxes.
Woman arrested for driving while intoxicated after motorcyclist dies in Groveland Township crash
GROVELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. A motorcyclist was killed when a woman rear-ended them at a high rate of speed early Sunday morning, officials say. Michigan State Police say at about 3:30 a.m. a woman was traveling north on I-75 near Lahring Road at a high rate of speed when she rear-ended the motorcycle. The motorcyclist was killed from the impact of the crash, officials said. The woman who struck the motorcyclist was arrested for operating her vehicle while intoxicated. Northbound lanes of I-75 and two southbound lanes were closed on Sunday following the crash.
3 killed when cars spins out of control in I-75 work zone in Monroe County
ERIE TOWNSHIP, Mich. Three people were killed when the car they were traveling in spun out of control and rolled in the median of an Interstate 75 construction zone in southeastern Michigan, police said. The car went out of control for unknown reasons Friday night in Erie Township, rolled, came to rest in a ramp and then was struck by a second vehicle, police told the Monroe News. Two of the three victims were ejected from the car while the third remained inside, police said. The driver of the vehicle that collided with the victims car was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. RELATED: 2 women killed in hit-and-run southeastern Michigan crash
18-month-old child shot in Lincoln Park
LINCOLN PARK, Mich. – Michigan State Police are investigating a non-fatal shooting that injured a child in Lincoln Park on Sunday afternoon. Police say at around 3:30 p.m. a suspect pulled alongside the victim’s car on the northbound I-75 ramp to Outer Drive. The suspect shot at the vehicle multiple times and struck an 18-month-old child, officials said. Michigan State Police’s Special Investigation Section is investigating the incident at the request of Lincoln Park Police. Officials say this is not a random incident.
I-75 closing in Detroit this weekend for bride demolition
DETROIT Both sides of I-75 near I-94 will be closed in Detroit this weekend as crews demolish a bridge originally constructed in 1969. During the closure, the posted detour for northbound I-75 follows westbound I-94, northbound M-10 (Lodge Freeway), and eastbound M-8 back to northbound I-75. Southbound I-75 traffic will use westbound M-8 to southbound M-10, back to southbound I-75. All ramps, except for Holbrook Avenue to southbound I-75, will reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, June 1. In addition, crews will close the left lane on southbound I-75 from Clay Street to Piquette Avenue starting at 9 a.m. Friday to mobilize demolition equipment.
TRAFFIC: NB I-75 at I-696 closed in both directions due to water on freeway
Interstate 75 is closed in both directions at I-696 due to water on the freeway, officials announced Tuesday night. It's unclear how long the freeway will be closed. Cars are passing the water on the shoulder. Stay with ClickOnDetroit.com for updates on this story. Sign up for ClickOnDetroit Email Newsletters (click here) for more stories like this.
Firefighters douse brush fires along I-75 in Auburn Hills
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Auburn Hills and Troy firefighters were battling brush fires Tuesday afternoon along Interstate 75 between M-59 and Adams Road. The fire departments said the cause of the string of brush fires is not yet known. Traffic was moving slowly on the interstate near North Squirrel Road in Auburn Hills. Firefighters had blocked one lane.