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Man Dies In Freak Accident On I-75

SPRINGFIELD TWP. (WWJ/AP) – Police say a man has died after the vehicle he was driving was struck by a tire that came across I-75 in Oakland County.

The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on I-75 near East Holly Road in Springfield Township, about 35 miles northwest of Detroit.

According to police, a 49-year-old Ortonville man was heading southbound when the tire from a northbound vehicle came across the roadway and hit his vehicle.

The man, whose name was not released, was declared dead at the scene. No one else was injured.

The crash remains under investigation. Anyone who might have witnessed the incident is asked to contact police at 810-732-1111.

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