DETROIT – Northbound lanes are closed on parts of I-75 in Detroit Tuesday afternoon due to a vehicle fire, officials say.
UPDATE: As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, all northbound lanes on I-75 at Gratiot Avenue have reopened.
As of 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, northbound I-75 is closed at Mack Avenue due to the vehicle fire.
As of 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, northbound I-375 is closed at I-75 in Detroit.
Michigan State Police say a reckless driver rear-ended a tow truck that was traveling northbound on I-75 Tuesday afternoon.
It appears a vehicle caught fire amid the collision. Additional details have not yet been provided.
One of the drivers involved in the incident, an adult male, was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition. The condition of any other passengers or the other vehicle’s operator is currently unknown.
Police say no other vehicles were involved in the collision.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is sharing updates on the road closures on their Twitter page on Tuesday.
Other on NB I-75— MDOT - Metro Detroit (@MDOT_MetroDet) November 24, 2020
Location: NB I-75 at Mack
Lanes Blocked: All Lanes
Event Type: Other
Event Message: FREEWAY CLOSED due to a vehicle fire
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