WOODHAVEN (WWJ) – Authorities say a deadly crash that shut down a section of I-75 Downriver for nearly six hours was possibly fueled by alcohol.
The accident happened around 12:50 a.m. Thursday on southbound I-75 near Van Horn Road in Woodhaven.READ MORE: Gas-Powered Muscle Cars Drive Into The Sunset, Turn Electric
Authorities say a vehicle driven by a 35-year-old Ohio woman had broken down and was stopped on the side of the road when it was rear-ended by another vehicle.
The woman was fatally injured.
The driver of the other vehicle and a passenger were both taken to a local hospital with unspecified injuries. Their current conditions are unknown.READ MORE: Agents Seize Nearly 30 Kilograms Of Cocaine At Ambassador Bridge Border Crossing
Police believe alcohol is a possible factor, but they couldn’t say for sure if this was a case of drunk driving. Investigators are awaiting blood test results. The rainy weather could also be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.
Southbound I-75 was closed from West Road to Gibraltar Road for several hours, but has since reopened.Motorcyclist Killed In Crash Along I-96 In Detroit