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Area Freeways The Scene Of 2 Fatalities, Multi-Car Smash-Ups Sunday Morning

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Scene of a multi-car pile-up on I-696 Sunday morning. (Credit/MSP - Michael Shaw)

Scene of a multi-car pile-up on I-696 Sunday morning. (Credit/MSP – Michael Shaw)

DETROIT (WWJ) – Michigan State Police investigators say a single vehicle crash in Wayne County has claimed the lives of two people.

It happened on Westbound I-94 in Allen Park right after Oakwood Boulevard shortly before 4:00 a.m. Sunday.

Investigators closed the freeway for several hours after the guardrail went right through the passenger side of the car, killing the driver and the front seat passenger. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

A back seat passenger was taken to Oakwood Hospital.

Investigators say it is unknown if alcohol played a role in the crash.

While on Westbound I-696 near Hoover in Macomb county – a variety of multi-car pile-ups involved at least 35 cars, causing a long back-up on the freeway.

It is not clear at this time if there are injuries related to these accidents.

Meanwhile, the Road Commissions across the Tri-County Area are out targeting the heaviest hit areas.

Wayne County Spokeswoman Cindy Dingell says her crews are taking care of business:

“We have over 100 trucks out right now in the system that are addressing the roads – they are plowing and using their belly blades underneath the trucks to remove the snow,” she said.

Dingell says there is a good layer of salt on the roads from yesterday –and she’s hoping it continues to stick as the temperatures dip into the single digits.

The National Weather Service is forecasting statewide bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills well below zero degrees through Wednesday. [READ MORE]

Be Prepared For Another Round Of Extreme Cold

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Check for recent traffic incidents now by visiting our Traffic Page.

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