WASHINGTON TWP. (WWJ) – An investigation is underway following a 10-vehicle accident in Macomb County.

Authorities say the chain-reaction crash happened just before 8 a.m. Thursday on M-53, the Van Dyke Freeway, at 32 Mile Rd. in Washington Township.

According investigators with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office, a 54-year-old Detroit man driving a commercial tractor-trailer slammed into vehicles as they were stopped, or were preparing to stop, at a red light on northbound M-53.

Three people were taken by EMS to a local hospital with critical injuries.

Jimmy Chartrand said he was traveling on southbound M-53 when he witnessed the aftermath.

“What I saw was the cab of a semi in very serious damaged condition with approximately three or four other vehicles,” Chartrand told WWJ Newsradio 950. “One of the vehicles being a pickup truck that was completely severed at the cab.”

There were no details immediately available about those who were hurt.

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