SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Authorities say a 33-year-old man died after striking a semi-truck that had jackknifed on I-696 in the rain.
The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. Saturday on westbound I-696 at Lincoln Drive, just past the Greenfield Road exit in Southfield.
According to police, a semi-truck had jackknifed due to inclement weather and was struck by the victim’s vehicle.
When police arrived on the scene, a good Samaritan was performing CPR on the victim. He was rushed to Beaumont Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The victim is from the Highland area; his name was not released.
Westbound I-696 was closed at Greenfield for several hours as police were investigating the crash scene, but has since reopened to traffic.