Man Killed In Rollover Accident, Swerving To Avoid Boxes On Freeway

DETROIT (WWJ) – An early morning accident takes the life of the driver Monday.

The accident happened about 7 a.m. in the local lanes of eastbound I-96 — near Grand River and Schaefer roads.

Michigan State Police tells WWJ that the driver, who was not wearing a seatbelt,  was killed in that rollover crash.

Police say the driver swerved to avoid hitting some empty boxes on the freeway and lost control of the car which hit the median between the local and express lanes of I-96.

In the moments after it happened, several other drivers pulled over, and started throwing snow on the car, out of fear of a possible fire — until emergency crews arrived on the scene.

The car was driven by a 40-year-old man, his name has been withheld pending notification of family.

Michigan State Police is continuing to investigate this incident.

Find the latest conditions on the road – HERE.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Detroit

Best Places For Paczki In DetroitFat Tuesday is less than a week away! Here's where to find the best paczki in town.
Best Ice Cream Shops In Metro DetroitIt's getting warm outside! Take advantage of it.

Watch & Listen