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1 Killed, 2 Injured When Wrong-Way Driver Strikes Semi-Truck On Ramp To Ambassador Bridge

DETROIT (WWJ) - Police have reopened the ramps from I-75 and I-96 to the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit following a fatal accident involving a wrong-way driver.

Michigan State Police say the incident unfolded just before 4 a.m. Friday on the ramp of southbound I-75 to Vernor Highway, the Ambassador Bridge exit, in Detroit.

According to police, an SUV was heading the wrong way on the I-75 exit ramp to Vernor, in order to re-enter the expressway, when the vehicle slammed head-on into a semi-truck.

The front seat passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and the rear seat passenger were both transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

Police say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

The ramps from southbound I-75 and eastbound I-96 to the Ambassador Bridge were closed for several hours as police investigated the scene, but have since reopened.

Note: Police initially said the SUV struck three semi-trucks and that the driver was dead. This story has been updated to included corrected information by police.


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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