Truck driver killed in I-75 crash near Rattalee Lake Road in Oakland County

Crash along northbound I-75 in Oakland County on Jan. 29, 2021. (WDIV)

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A box truck driver was killed in a crash Friday morning along northbound I-75 near Rattalee Lake Road in Springfield Township.

Michigan State Police said a vehicle stopped on the roadway in the right lane and noticed a large box truck traveling slowly behind her with its hazard lights on. The large box truck rear ended her car. state police said. She was not injured.

However, the large box truck, now stopped in the lane, was then rear ended by a smaller box truck. There was no one hurt in the large box truck, but he driver of the smaller box truck was pronounced dead on the scene, state police said.

Northbound I-75 was backed up for miles. It was shut down at US-24/Dixie Highway. State police said troopers were first dispatched to the crash about 6:45 a.m.

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