OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – Two people were killed and two others were seriously injured Thursday in a crash involving a semi truck and multiple cars on I-696 in Oakland County, police said.
The crash happened around 10:15 a.m. Thursday (June 23) on westbound I-696 near Orchard Lake Road, according to authorities.
Michigan State Police troopers said two people were pronounced dead after the crash. Two others have been taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries, they said.
The westbound lanes of I-696 are shut down, and drivers are being ramped off onto I-275. State police recommend avoiding the area for “several hours.”
The investigation is ongoing.