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Driver Dies After Semi Crashes Into Kroger Store

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Photo by WWJ's Beth Fisher

Photo by WWJ’s Beth Fisher

Harper Woods (WWJ)- The driver of a semi tractor trailer died Saturday evening when the rig he was driving ran off I-94 and crashed into a Kroger store in Harper Woods.

Eastbound I-94 reopened early Sunday morning.  Click here for the latest traffic information.

Harper Woods police said the semi driver lost control of his truck when he was hit by another vehicle on eastbound I-94 near Eight Mile.  The truck went up the embankment and smashed into the rear part of the store before bursting into flames. 

The rear corner of the store was boarded up early Sunday, according to WWJ’s Beth Fisher.  The store remains closed.  The health department will have to inspect the damage and approve any reopening. 

A spokesman for Kroger said a delivery driver at the store suffered minor injuries.   

Michigan State Police are investigating the crash.

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