WB I-696 back open near I-275 in Oakland County after fatal crash

2 killed, 2 injured in multi-vehicle crash

The scene of a June 23, 2022, crash on westbound I-696 in Oakland County. (WDIV)

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – The westbound lanes of I-696 have reopened after they were closed for “several hours” near I-275 in Oakland County while police investigated a fatal crash.

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 killed and two others were taken to the hospital.

UPDATE: Police describe what caused 6-vehicle crash that left 2 dead, 2 hurt on I-696 in Oakland County

All westbound lanes of I-696 were closed. Cars were being ramped off onto I-275.

The road was cleared around 6 p.m. Thursday.

The scene of a June 23, 2022, crash on I-696 in Oakland County. (WDIV)
The scene of a June 23, 2022, crash on I-696 in Oakland County. (WDIV)
The traffic backup due to a June 23, 2022, crash on I-696 in Oakland County. (WDIV)

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