State police: Wrong-way driver caused triple-fatal crash on I-75 in Detroit
Police identify 3 people killed in crash
DETROIT – Three people were killed Wednesday morning when a vehicle traveling in the wrong direction caused a deadly crash on southbound I-75 at I-94 in Detroit.
Police said driver Leeanna Monic Custard, 34, of New Baltimore, and passengers Karl Louis Hawkins, 23, of Pontiac, and Elijah Duane Holden, 21, of Auburn Hills, were killed in the crash.
A 22-year-old Pontiac man and 24-year-old Pontiac man were critically injured.
The southbound side of I-75 was shut down to traffic for hours but has since reopened.
Michigan State Police said the wrong-way driver caused this crash about 3:45 a.m.
UPDATE: MSP crash reconstructionist has determined that a wrong way driver has caused crash on I75. We have also downgraded injuries to 2 pic.twitter.com/aw6AimTGdu— MSP Metro Detroit (@mspmetrodet) January 4, 2017
Police were advising drivers to avoid the area through the Wednesday morning rush hour, but it's open now.
Two vehicles were involved in this crash. At least one of the vehicles involved in the crash caught fire.
Here is video from the scene:
State police said the driver of a Chevrolet Malibu was headed in the wrong direction when the car struck another vehicle.
Four people were in the vehicle he struck. Two of them were killed, and two others are hospitalized.
State police are reviewing video of an area where they believe the driver of the Malibu was before the crash.
No 911 calls were made before the crash.
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