Teen Critically Injured In Freeway Crash

A Detroit teen, who missed an exit and was backing up on I-94 on Detroit’s eastside, was critically injured when his car was rear-ended by another car.

Michigan State Police say the 17-year old missed his exit at Conner Avenue. As he backed up, the car moved partially in the right hand lane and was hit.

Conditions of the teenager and second driver were unknown Sunday morning, although Michigan State Police said the teen received “a critical injury.”   

Troopers closed eastbound I-94 near Conner for several hours after the crash, which happened around 6:25 p.m. Saturday.

Monday, State Police said they were not yet releasing any further information about the teen’s condition, due to the sensitive nature of the incident.  The incident is still under investigation.

Early Sunday, Michigan State Police, with the help from Detroit and Hamtramck officers, closed two other freeways for accident investigations.

The express lanes of I-96 were closed near Greenfield after a rollover accident. I-75 also was shutdown for a short time near Caniff because of an accident investigation. Police say there were injuries in each wreck, but the extent of the injuries was unknown.

Police say the time change may have played a part in the accidents because people could stay out an extra hour.

Investigations pending in all three accidents.

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  • Jeff

    We drove through the wreckage at about 6:30 before the police had arrived. One car was totaled and off the road near the Conner exit and the other car was upside down about an eight of a mile up 94. I was very scary to see, glad to hear there wasn’t a fatality.

    • Christine

      There was a fatality. The teen died. I don’t know why this story hasn’t been updated. I witnessed the accident.

      • WWJ Newsroom

        Thanks for your comments. State Police were not releasing any updated information or confirming a fatality as of Monday afternoon — they said this was due to the “sensitive nature” of the incident.

  • Christine

    It’s posted on WXYZ.com.

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