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Southbound US-23 now back open at M-36 after multi-vehicle crash

Wrong-way driver trying to get away from police causes crash

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Cars crumpled, a tanker overturned and a major highway shut down -- police said all of this was caused by wrong-way driver. That driver was trying to get away from police in Livingston County when he got onto US-23 in the wrong direction and caused that crash.

Monday night, southbound lanes of US-23 near 9 Mile were closed for hours, but are now back open.

The road closure comes in the aftermath of the wrong-way freeway driver who hit two cars and a tanker truck head on just before 6 p.m. The pickup truck started out weaving on 8 mile near in Green Oak Township.

The 42-year-old driver from Brighton hit a tanker carrying a load of milk head on, flipping the tanker. Rescuers had to cut the man out of his mangled pickup. He was airlifted to the hospital in serious condition.

While police did attempt to stop the man before he got to the freeway, the chief said it was not a chase.

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