DETROIT (WWJ) – Sterling Heights police say that alcohol may have been a factor in a rollover crash that shut down a portion of 16 Mile Road in Macomb County early Monday morning.
Police said a 28-year-old man was driving a Chevy Silverado “at a high rate of speed” when he rear-ended a Ford Explorer.
The driver was partially ejected from the vehicle and the Silverado ended up in the median.
Lt. Luke Riley said the driver was not wearing a seatbelt.
The man, whose name was not released, was taken to Henry Ford Hospital with multiple head injuries.
A passenger in the Explorer suffered minor injuries.
Metro Parkway — which is what 16 Mile is called in that area — was completely closed westbound just before Schoenherr Road near Freedom Hill following the accident.
WWJ Traffic Reporter Scott Bradley said police were forcing motorists to make a U-turn onto eastbound Metro Parkway.
The roadway was reopened just before 7 a.m.