DETROIT (WWJ) – Authorities say a man killed in a crash on I-94 near downtown Detroit wasn’t wearing his seat belt.

The crash happened around 4:25 a.m. Wednesday on eastbound I-94 underneath the Grand Boulevard overpass.

Police say a 49-year-old Harper Woods man apparently lost control of his vehicle, which hit the left median wall and veered across all eastbound lanes before coming to rest on the right shoulder. The man was declared dead at the scene.

A cause of the accident remains under investigation.

At this point, it doesn’t appear that anyone witnessed the crash, according to police.

The freeway was closed for several hours as police investigated, causing a multi-mile traffic backup, but has since reopened.

For the latest from the roads, stay with WWJ Newsradio 950 during Traffic and Weather on the 8s, 24-hours a day. Check for recent incidents now on the CBS Detroit Traffic Page.

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