FARMINGTON HILLS (WWJ) – Michigan State Police are investigating a fatal crash Thursday afternoon along eastbound I-696, west of Orchard Lake in Farmington Hills.
Witnesses say the driver of a Jeep lost control of his vehicle and ended up in a drainage ditch. That driver, a 22-year-old man from Macomb Township, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said alcohol was not a factor and that the driver was wearing a seat belt. State troopers are continuing to investigate the crash.
The victim’s name was not immediately released.
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