PORT HURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say an 83-year-old man who was driving the wrong way on Interstate 69 in Michigan and a passenger in his vehicle have died following a crash.

St. Clair County sheriff’s Lt. Jim Terpening tells the Times Herald of Port Huron  that the Clarkston man was going westbound in the eastbound lanes on Sunday night when he collided head-on with an eastbound vehicle in Port Huron Township.

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The newspaper says the woman who died was in her 80s.

Terpening says five people, a 46-year-old man who was driving, along with two other adults and two children, in the eastbound vehicle were injured and taken to area hospitals. Names of those involved weren’t immediately released.

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The freeway was closed for about three hours after the crash, which happened about 55 miles northeast of Detroit.


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