DETROIT (WWJ) – Police say a deadly shooting forced the closure of a section of I-75 in Detroit for over five hours Saturday morning.
According to Michigan State Police, a MDOT Courtesy Van spotted a GMC SUV idling on the shoulder of northbound I-75 between Mack and Warren avenues around 3:40 a.m.
When the MDOT employee approached the SUV, police say he noticed bullet holes in the driver’s side of the vehicle and found the driver slumped over the wheel.
Police were called and upon arrival found no pulse in the female driver, who has been identified as Jennifer Ann Scavone, 32, from Sterling Heights.
Police say it’s unclear if the shooting took place before or after the SUV crashed.
Muhammad Modine, who works at a gas station overlooking I-75 near Mack Avenue, said a co-worker told him some “crazy things” happened during the overnight hours.
“I came in and he said ‘It’s been a wild night.’ He said there was a couple shots fired throughout the night and he just saw a ton of traffic and the ramps close,” Modine told WWJ’s Kathryn Larson.
So far, no one is in police custody. An investigation is ongoing.
The freeway reopened shortly before 9:30 a.m.
Michigan State Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.