DETROIT (WWJ) – Michigan State Police say a man who was driving the wrong direction on I-96 in Detroit collided head-on with another vehicle, instantly killing the other driver.

Investigators say the accident happened around 12:29 a.m. Thursday on westbound I-96 near Southfield Freeway.

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Witnesses told police they saw a vehicle traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes shortly before the collision.

The wrong-way driver was taken to Sinai Grace Hospital where he was last reported in critical condition.

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The other driver, whose name has not been released pending notification of family members, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash. An investigation is ongoing.

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Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the crash to contact them at 248-584-5740.